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Perez, Moose in top 5, need push for ASG nod

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez and third baseman Mike Moustakas both ranked among the top five vote-getters at their respective positions in the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot voting results released Tuesday.

VOTE NOW: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

KANSAS CITY -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez and third baseman Mike Moustakas both ranked among the top five vote-getters at their respective positions in the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot voting results released Tuesday.

VOTE NOW: 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot

Perez is hoping to land his sixth straight All-Star appearance. Moustakas is seeking his third All-Star appearance.

Perez has 11 home runs and 32 RBIs with a .743 OPS so far this season.

Moustakas, who set a franchise record with 38 home runs last season, once again leads the team with 13 home runs and 42 RBIs. He has an .812 OPS.

Perez is fourth in voting with 144,457 votes, behind Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez who leads with 336,280.

Moustakas is fifth in voting with 112,150 votes. The Indians' Jose Ramirez leads all AL third basemen with 443,234 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 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.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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