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PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera this past week did something only a handful of Phillies have ever done, but he fell further back in the latest All-Star voting standings.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera this past week did something only a handful of Phillies have ever done, but he fell further back in the latest All-Star voting standings.

VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

With 374,540 votes, Herrera ranks 14th among outfielders in National League balloting released Monday. The drop comes after the Phillies center fielder went from ninth in the initial ballot to 12th in last week's update. The Braves' Nick Markakis (1,829,276), the Dodgers' Matt Kemp (1,498,827) and the Nationals' Bryce Harper (1,403,335) lead all NL outfielders.

Herrera homered in five straight games from June 17-22, joining Rhys Hoskins (2017), Chase Utley (twice, in '08), Bobby Abreu ('05), Mike Schmidt ('79) and Dick Allen ('69) to achieve such a feat.

The streak was part of Herrera's resurgence as one of the most potent bats in the Phillies' lineup. After starting the season with a .361 batting average through 40 games, Herrera struggled through a 5-for-93 stretch where he slashed just .161/.196/.226 and saw his overall average dip to .283 on June 12. Since that low point, though, Herrera has hit .422 with nine extra-base hits in 10 games. He has been a large part of why the Phillies are playing some of their best baseball this season.

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.

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

Philadelphia Phillies, Odubel Herrera