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Perez, Moose remain in top 5 of ASG voting

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez and third baseman Mike Moustakas both remain near the top of voting in the American League, according to the latest 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot update released on Tuesday.

• VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez and third baseman Mike Moustakas both remain near the top of voting in the American League, according to the latest 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot update released on Tuesday.

• VOTE: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Perez and Moustakas are both in the top five at their position in voting for this year's Midsummer Classic in Washington D.C. Perez is seeking his sixth consecutive All-Star bid, and Moustakas is vying for the third of his career and second in a row.

Perez, who sits fourth among AL backstops with 497,711 votes, is tied for third among AL catchers with 11 homers and third in runners caught stealing with 12. Wilson Ramos of the Rays leads the voting with 1,063,708 votes.

Moustakas leads Kansas City with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs, and his .774 OPS ranks second on the club. He currently has 342,607 votes, putting him at fifth among AL third basemen. Moustakas trails leader Jose Ramirez of the Indians by just under a million votes.

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 10:59 p.m. CT. 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.

Jordan Wolf is a reporter for MLB.com based in Kansas City.

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