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Kemp on pace to make All-Star Game start

Bellinger, Turner, Taylor, Forsythe among top 5 at respective positions in final update
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LOS ANGELES -- Five Dodgers rank in the top five of their positions in the final voting update for the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, led again by revitalized outfielder Matt Kemp.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

LOS ANGELES -- Five Dodgers rank in the top five of their positions in the final voting update for the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, led again by revitalized outfielder Matt Kemp.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Kemp remained in the second spot for National League outfielders, roughly 400,000 votes behind Atlanta's Nick Markakis and more than 250,000 votes ahead of Washington's Bryce Harper. Kemp appears headed to his third All-Star Game and first since 2012.

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 at 8:59 p.m. PT. 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.

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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.

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The next highest-ranked Dodger is Cody Bellinger, who held strong at fourth at first base, where Atlanta's Freddie Freeman -- the top NL vote-getter -- is a runaway leader. Bellinger was an All-Star last year as a rookie.

Fellow Dodgers infielders Justin Turner, Chris Taylor and Logan Forsythe rank fifth at their respective positions of third base, shortstop and second base. Turner, who missed the first six weeks of this season with a broken wrist, earned his first All-Star selection last year as the NL Final Vote winner. Taylor moved ahead of Washington's Trea Turner into the top five.

And Yasiel Puig remained at the No. 15 spot for outfielders. Puig was an All-Star in 2014.

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

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