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Ramirez holds ASG lead; other Indians chasing

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CLEVELAND -- Another strong week for Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has helped pad his lead as the top vote-getter among American League third basemen in the latest update of the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot, released on Tuesday.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

CLEVELAND -- Another strong week for Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has helped pad his lead as the top vote-getter among American League third basemen in the latest update of the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot, released on Tuesday.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Ramirez leads all AL third baseman with 1,319,651 votes, nearly 600,000 more than the Yankees' Miguel Andujar, who has 764,032 votes. The Astros' Alex Bregman (718,814), the Rangers' Adrian Beltre (422,263) and the Royals' Mike Moustakas (342,607) round out the top five.

During the Tribe's seven-game win streak last week, Ramirez hit .350 (7-for-20) and had a 1.231 OPS with two home runs, 11 walks -- five intentional -- and three stolen bases.

Video: CWS@CLE: Ramirez crushes a 3-run home run to center

Ramirez sits near the top of many AL offensive categories. He entered Monday tied for first in the Majors with 23 home runs, while his .613 slugging percentage ranked fourth and his 5.2 WAR ranked second only to the Angels' Mike Trout.

Several other Indians players appeared among the top vote-getters at their respective positions. Francisco Lindor (619,112) is fourth among shortstops, trailing the Orioles' Manny Machado (960,628), the Astros' Carlos Correa (793,087) and the Yankees' Didi Gregorius (639,630). Michael Brantley (794,074) ranks fifth among outfielders, but trails third-place Yankees slugger Aaron Judge (1,557,109) by nearly 700,000 votes.

Jason Kipnis (248,942) ranks fourth among second basemen, which is led by the AL's overall leader, Houston's Jose Altuve (2,460,967). Yan Gomes (345,015) ranks fifth among catchers, led by the Rays' Wilson Ramos (1,063,708).

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 11:59 p.m. ET. 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.

Casey Harrison is a reporter for MLB.com.

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