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Odubel seeks fan support in NL ASG voting

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Odubel Herrera's recent hot streak has kept the Phillies' center fielder among the leading vote-getters to represent the National League at the All-Star Game.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Odubel Herrera's recent hot streak has kept the Phillies' center fielder among the leading vote-getters to represent the National League at the All-Star Game.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

With 263,903 votes, Herrera moved from ninth among NL outfielders on last week's initial All-Star ballot update to 12th on the list revealed Monday. Atlanta's Nick Markakis (1,173,653) is the new leader at the position, overtaking the Nationals' Bryce Harper (1,002,696), who now ranks second. Matt Kemp of the Dodgers (925,697) remains third.

After starting the year hitting .361 with six home runs, nine doubles, a triple and 17 walks through 40 games, Herrera saw a 15-for-97 stretch drop his average to .283 last Tuesday. He has since rediscovered some of that early success, going 7-for-18 with two home runs in his past four games.

Video: PHI@MIL: Herrera clobbers a homer to right in the 9th

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.

Jose Bloss is a reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia.

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