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Trout still on pace for seventh straight ASG

Pujols, Ohtani, Maldonado, Simmons need support to gain ground
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ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout remains in line to earn his seventh consecutive All-Star selection, but many of his Angels teammates are losing ground on the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot.

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ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout remains in line to earn his seventh consecutive All-Star selection, but many of his Angels teammates are losing ground on the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

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Trout ranks second among AL outfielders with 1,323,292 votes, according to the latest ballot update, which was released Tuesday. He trails only the Red Sox's Mookie Betts (1,568,417). Trout, 26, currently leads the Majors with a 1.152 OPS, 23 home runs, 60 runs, 42 extra-base hits and 62 walks.

Shohei Ohtani, who is on the disabled list with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, fell from third to fourth among AL designated hitters. His 350,579 votes significantly trail the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez (1,119,263), who is the leading vote-getter at the position.

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Albert Pujols maintained his fourth-place standing among AL first basemen, while Martin Maldonado and Andrelton Simmons were bumped out of the top five among catchers and shortstops, respectively.

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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 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.

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.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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