Paul Goldschmidt has been an All-Star in each of the past five seasons, and while a slow start to the 2018 campaign had him short of the top five in the first basemen category on the latest Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot voting update, the D-backs star is surging at
Paul Goldschmidt has been an All-Star in each of the past five seasons, and while a slow start to the 2018 campaign had him short of the top five in the first basemen category on the latest Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot voting update, the D-backs star is surging at the plate and making a push to represent Arizona at the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 17 at Nationals Park.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning of the D-backs' 4-2 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Chase Field, helping Arizona snap a four-game losing streak. He is hitting .277/.385/.538 with 19 home runs this season, thanks in large part to a red-hot June, for which he was named the National League Player of the Month, slashing .364/.460/.738 with 10 homers.
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 at 8:59 p.m. MST. 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.
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Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.