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Bour needs Final Vote support to spread

Marlins slugger fifth in balloting, which ends today at 4 ET
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ST. LOUIS -- The tabulations are pouring in, and the good news for Justin Bour is the interactive map shows the Marlins first baseman is clearing leading the state of Florida in the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote.

The bad news is that Bour is fifth overall, with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner the front-runner to be the National League's #FinalVote winner with one day to go. Fans can vote at MLB.com until 4 p.m. ET today and should tag their tweets with #VoteBour to show their support.

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ST. LOUIS -- The tabulations are pouring in, and the good news for Justin Bour is the interactive map shows the Marlins first baseman is clearing leading the state of Florida in the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote.

The bad news is that Bour is fifth overall, with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner the front-runner to be the National League's #FinalVote winner with one day to go. Fans can vote at MLB.com until 4 p.m. ET today and should tag their tweets with #VoteBour to show their support.

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Cast your Esurance Final Vote for Bour

To make a late push, Bour needs a broader national strategy.

"I don't really have a strategy," Bour said on Wednesday before homering in the Marlins' 9-6 win over the Cardinals.

Still, Bour is thankful that Florida is voting for him.

"Got to love the state of Florida has my back," he said.

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Bour's teammates also are keeping the faith.

"I'm pleading for people to vote for Bour, because we want that guy in the All-Star Game," third baseman Martin Prado said. "He's funny. He's really funny. He's sneaky funny."

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Second baseman Dee Gordon, via Twitter, did a video urging fans to vote for Bour. The Marlins already have two on the NL roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Tweet from @uninterrupted: .@FlashGJr wants to see his boy @bour41 in the #ASG.#VoteBour | @Marlins pic.twitter.com/zl7N8UG0IZ

Marcell Ozuna was voted by the fans as one of three NL starting outfielders, and Giancarlo Stanton is on the squad as a reserve.

For Bour, he will be part of the All-Star event, either way. If he wins the Final Vote, he will be Miami's third player in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

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Bour, however, has already accepted an invitation to compete in Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby, joining Stanton.

With a fun-loving sense of humor, Bour regularly entertains his teammates. He will do pretty much anything for them, including standing on his head.

Christian Yelich posted a video on Twitter of Bour, listed at 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, doing a headstand in a suit at catcher J.T. Realmuto's wedding.

Tweet from @ChristianYelich: #VoteBour pic.twitter.com/ozCCw7CWwk

"That's just normal stuff," Bour said. "At J.T.'s wedding, he wanted me to do a headstand in a suit. So I did it."

Balloting for the #FinalVote, held exclusively online via MLB.com, club sites and mobile devices, is underway through 4 p.m. ET today. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will be announced tonight at 6 ET during MLB Tonight, live on MLB Network and MLB.com.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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