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Four Orioles on pace to start All-Star Game

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles are no longer a secret around the country, as the fourth balloting update released on Saturday night had four Baltimore players on pace to start in the 84th All-Star Game in New York.

With three All-Stars last season, the Orioles have a chance to add to that this year. Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones are all the leading vote-getters at their respective positions, and Nick Markakis is slotted in as the third starting outfielder behind the Angels' Mike Trout.

Davis, who is on a home-run binge lately and leads the Majors in the category, is vying to become the first Orioles first baseman to earn a starting nod for the AL team since Eddie Murray in 1985. He trails only Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers for the most AL votes.

Machado is in second place at third base, but he trails Cabrera, last year's Triple Crown winner.

Wieters, who appeared in the past two All-Star Games, lost a little ground on Minnesota's Joe Mauer, but remains in second place for catchers in the AL. He trailed by about 500,000 at the time of the previous update, but Mauer has added about 200,000 votes to that cushion. Still, Wieters is within striking distance if he gets a late surge, and he owns a healthy lead over third-place A.J. Pierzynski of the Rangers.

Nate McLouth moved up to sixth among AL outfielders and is behind fourth-place Jose Bautista by about 200,000 votes, so Baltimore's outfield is well-represented.

In all, 12 players topped 2 million votes at the time of the latest release, and five of them were Orioles.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at and all 30 club sites -- online or via a mobile device -- using the 2013 All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans may submit 25 online ballots during the voting period but can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these additional online ballots, fans must be logged into an account when submitting any online ballot. To obtain an account, visit and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free account.

Fans can also once again participate in the Home Run Derby Fan Poll. Fans will have the opportunity to select three players in each league whom they would most like to see participate in the Home Run Derby. The 2013 Home Run Derby -- part of Gatorade All-Star Workout Day -- will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 15.

Though originally scheduled for July 7, the 2013 rosters will now be unveiled Saturday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. ET on the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show presented by Taco Bell. The show will be televised nationally on FOX.

From Saturday, July 6, to Thursday, July 11, be sure to return to and cast your 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by for the final player for each league's All-Star roster.

And the voting doesn't end there. The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the official voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the Midsummer Classic, fans will vote exclusively online at via the 2013 All-Star Game MVP Vote, and their voice will represent 20 percent of the official vote determining the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.

The 2013 All-Star Game will be played at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Come to for extensive online coverage of the All-Star Week festivities.

The 84th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM also will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit


(as of June 22)


Chris Davis, Orioles 3,960,299

Prince Fielder, Tigers 2,579,031

Mike Napoli, Red Sox 902,562

Albert Pujols, Angels 872,602

Mitch Moreland, Rangers 750,674


Robinson Cano, Yankees 3,032,183

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox 2,135,499

Ian Kinsler, Rangers 1,329,136

Omar Infante, Tigers 1,191,119

Jose Altuve, Astros 850,577


J.J. Hardy, Orioles 2,548,682

Jhonny Peralta, Tigers 1,838,500

Elvis Andrus, Rangers 1,616,834

Jed Lowrie, Athletics 1,207,486

Derek Jeter, Yankees 819,175


Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 4,337,223

Manny Machado, Orioles 2,097,804

Adrian Beltre, Rangers 1,334,195

Evan Longoria, Rays 1,106,984

Josh Donaldson, Athletics 635,581


Joe Mauer, Twins 2,788,972

Matt Wieters, Orioles 2,068,032

A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers 1,054,093

Carlos Santana, Indians 1,029,674

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox 966,196


David Ortiz, Red Sox 3,247,462

Lance Berkman, Rangers 1,519,503

Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays 1,091,593

Victor Martinez, Tigers 959,646

Mark Trumbo, Angels 919,036


Adam Jones, Orioles 3,571,693

Mike Trout, Angels 3,548,195

Nick Markakis, Orioles 1,915,860

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays 1,867,367

Torii Hunter, Tigers 1,851,657

Nate McLouth, Orioles 1,660,080

Nelson Cruz, Rangers 1,595,371

Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox 1,289,195

Alex Gordon, Royals 1,239,771

Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics 1,183,926

Coco Crisp, Athletics 1,115,204

Austin Jackson, Tigers 983,469

Josh Hamilton, Angels 897,181

Shane Victorino, Red Sox 823,363

Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees 759,154

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for

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