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Altuve grows overall lead in AL All-Star voting

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HOUSTON -- Astros second baseman Jose Altuve remained Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter on the American League's 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot update on Tuesday. Altuve leads all second basemen by more than 1.6 million votes with an MLB-high 2,460,967 votes, the widest margin between a leader and second-place player.

VOTE NOW: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

HOUSTON -- Astros second baseman Jose Altuve remained Major League Baseball's leading vote-getter on the American League's 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot update on Tuesday. Altuve leads all second basemen by more than 1.6 million votes with an MLB-high 2,460,967 votes, the widest margin between a leader and second-place player.

VOTE NOW: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Carlos Correa, an AL All-Star starter in 2017, remained in second place at shortstop with 793,087 votes behind Manny Machado's 960,628. Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (714,361) moved up one position into second place, trailing Chicago's Jose Abreu at 1,032,748 votes.

George Springer, also an All-Star starter in 2017, moved up to fourth among AL outfielders with 829,579 votes, pushing ahead of Cleveland's Michael Brantley by more than 30,000 votes.

Third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Evan Gattis and catcher Brian McCann are third in their respective races, while Marwin Gonzalez (seventh) and Josh Reddick (10th) are in the top 10 among AL outfielders.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 10:59 p.m. CT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year's All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league's roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Christian Boutwell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston.

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