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Reynolds finishes fourth in Final Vote

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DENVER -- Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds finished fourth in the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote balloting in the NL announced Thursday.

The club made a last-day push to try to get Reynolds his first career All-Star appearance, flooding social media with #BeLikeMark. Reynolds even got support from the NFL's Carolina Panthers, as he's Charlotte neighbors with quarterback Cam Newton and former receiver Steve Smith Sr., but he finished in the place where he remained for most of the contest.

DENVER -- Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds finished fourth in the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote balloting in the NL announced Thursday.

The club made a last-day push to try to get Reynolds his first career All-Star appearance, flooding social media with #BeLikeMark. Reynolds even got support from the NFL's Carolina Panthers, as he's Charlotte neighbors with quarterback Cam Newton and former receiver Steve Smith Sr., but he finished in the place where he remained for most of the contest.

The announcement came shortly after Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Reds, but Reynolds was not available to speak postgame.

Reynolds had "allied" himself on social media with Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, with the Rockies promoting Gregorius' #SirDidi4Sure and the Yankees boosting Reynolds. The Rockies also showed a video during Thursday's loss spoofing Zach Galifianakis' "Between the Ferns" webseries, featuring Reynolds and ROOT Sports color commentator Ryan Spilborghs.

Video: The Beans - Mark Reynolds

Two third basemen won the Final Vote for the first time in the competition's 16-year history, and both of them did so in distinct fashion. Justin Turner of the Dodgers set an all-time record with 20.8 million votes, and Mike Moustakas (15.6 million votes) of the Royals became the second player to win the competition two times. They are now officially on the rosters for the 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

Reynolds finished behind Turner, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon, but finished ahead of Marlins first baseman Justin Bour. It is the second time Reynolds has lost in the Final Vote, as he fell to then-Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino in 2009. No Rockie has ever won the Final Vote.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver.

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