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Mookie, J.D. hold leads for ASG starting spots

First baseman Moreland in third place, trailing Abreu, Gurriel
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WASHINGTON -- Red Sox star right fielder Mookie Betts played his first career game at Nationals Park on Monday night, but you can just about be sure these three games in this series won't be the only time he plays in the nation's capital this month.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

WASHINGTON -- Red Sox star right fielder Mookie Betts played his first career game at Nationals Park on Monday night, but you can just about be sure these three games in this series won't be the only time he plays in the nation's capital this month.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

As the final round of All-Star balloting was released, Betts remained the leader for the American League in the outfield with 3,119,106 votes. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is the only player in either league who has more votes than Betts.

If things stay on their current pace, the AL will have a stacked starting outfield trio of Mike Trout and Aaron Judge to go along with Betts.

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J.D. Martinez, who is having a monster first season for the Red Sox, is a likely candidate to team with Betts in the AL starting lineup. He has 2,236,945 votes for a commanding lead over Giancarlo Stanton (977,274) at DH.

First baseman Mitch Moreland can use a late push from Red Sox Nation to make him an All-Star for the first time. Moreland is currently third at his position with 907,955 votes, trailing Jose Abreu (1,312,221) and Yuli Gurriel (1,088,068).

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A reserve when the season started, Moreland has had a strong season for the Red Sox offensively and defensively.

Balloting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Rosters for the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game presented by Mastercard will be unveiled on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on the "Camping World All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN.

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. 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.

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

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