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Arenado holds 3B lead in All-Star voting

Blackmon on cusp of outfield selection; Story in fourth at shortstop
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DENVER -- As voting for the National League All-Star starters enters its final 10 days, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is third in overall votes. Center fielder Charlie Blackmon is fourth among outfielders and Trevor Story is in fourth at shortstop.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

DENVER -- As voting for the National League All-Star starters enters its final 10 days, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is third in overall votes. Center fielder Charlie Blackmon is fourth among outfielders and Trevor Story is in fourth at shortstop.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Arenado, who earned National League Player of the Week honors Monday after hitting home runs in five of his past six games, has 1,706,923 votes. In the race for the starting job, he is ahead of the Cubs' Kris Bryant at 1,060,467. In overall voting, Arenado trails Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (2,199,904 votes), and Braves outfielder Nick Markakis (1,829,276).

In the outfield, the top three will start the game. Currently, those are Markakis, the Dodgers' Matt Kemp (1,498,827) and the Nationals' Bryce Harper (1,403,335). Blackmon sits fourth at 983,660.

The Giants' Brandon Crawford leads the shortstop balloting with 1,701,098 votes, followed by the Braves' Dansby Swanson (888,077), the Cubs' Addison Russell (771,478) and Story (555,788).

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 9:59 p.m. MT. 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.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page.

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