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Machado looks to hold off All-Star competition

O's shortstop leads AL voting, could make second ASG start
MLB.com @Britt_Ghiroli

BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado is on his way to what could be his second All-Star Game start, as the O's shortstop continues to lead the voting.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

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BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado is on his way to what could be his second All-Star Game start, as the O's shortstop continues to lead the voting.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

View Full Game Coverage

Machado, who leads the Orioles in home runs (19) and RBIs (55) entering Tuesday, is having a career year in his final season before free agency. While trade rumors continue to swirl, O's fans could perhaps see Machado get the nod for the final time in black and orange in the 2018 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.

Machado leads the vote total with 960,628, a sizable lead over the Astros' Carlos Correa, who is in second place with 793,087 votes. The Yankees' Didi Gregorius (639,630), the Indians' Francisco Lindor (619,112) and the Mariners' Jean Segura (504,985) round out the top five.

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.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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