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Turner's Final Vote push boosted on Twitter

Teammates take to Internet to drum up fan votes for third baseman
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Monday got busy campaigning for third baseman Justin Turner in the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

Teammates Alex Wood, Adrian Gonzalez and Adam Liberatore tweeted pleas to fans for support of Turner. Even Turner's fiancée, Kourtney, took to Twitter with a reward for 10,000 retweets:

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Monday got busy campaigning for third baseman Justin Turner in the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

Teammates Alex Wood, Adrian Gonzalez and Adam Liberatore tweeted pleas to fans for support of Turner. Even Turner's fiancée, Kourtney, took to Twitter with a reward for 10,000 retweets:

Tweet from @court_with_a_K: If I get 10k RT's I'll release a photo of when Justin dyed his hair black in college. #VoteJT! Text N5 to 89269 or https://t.co/R3itQcfIwS ��

Fans can show their support for Turner by tweeting with #VoteJT and they can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, Club sites and their mobile devices until 1 p.m. PT on Thursday. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will then be announced during MLB Tonight live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. Extensive coverage throughout the Final Vote will be provided by MLB Network and MLB.com, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat maps indicating where votes are being cast for each candidate, news on player and club campaigns and a running countdown clock leading up to the announcement.

Cast your Esurance Final Vote for Turner

Now in its 16th season, with more than 680 million votes cast, the Final Vote again will include social votes on the last day of balloting, as Twitter support for the 10 candidates over the final six hours of balloting will count toward their vote totals. From 7 a.m.-1 p.m. PT on Thursday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

:: Complete All-Star Game coverage ::

On Tuesday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m. PT, 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.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers' organization quickly mobilized a grass-roots effort to send the 32-year-old third baseman -- who is posting staggering offensive numbers while playing Gold Glove Award defense -- to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard in Miami. Turner would be joining four teammates -- Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger -- who were named to the game on Sunday.

The Dodgers will create a voting room at Dodger Stadium that will be staffed by the Pantone 294 fan club. The team will provide a live stream and frequent live hits on Facebook Live of players and other Dodgers personalities dropping by to encourage them to keep voting. The effort will culminate with 24 hours of non-stop voting from Wednesday at 1 p.m. until Thursday at 1 p.m.

The Dodgers also are partnering with the Royals and their American League Final Vote candidate, Mike Moustakas, like Turner, a Southern California native.

Turner is competing in the National League Esurance Final Vote with four fellow corner infielders: the Marlins' Justin Bour, the Cubs' Kris Bryant, the Nationals' Anthony Rendon and the Rockies' Mark Reynolds.

Tweet from @Awood45: Come on guys text N5 to 89269 to get @redturn2 to the All-Star game! #VoteJT @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/nL5DdVFlya

Tweet from @adamlib21: Everyone stop what you're doing!!Now text N5 to 89269 to get @redturn2 to the All-Star Game!

Tweet from @Adrian_ElTitan: Come on guys text N5 to 89269 to get @redturn2 to the All-Stars! #VoteJT @Dodgers pic.twitter.com/iWyXOgZuUy

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

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