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Orioles' Machado clinging to lead in All-Star voting; Braves' Markakis a shoo-in

Orioles' Machado clinging to lead in All-Star voting; Braves' Markakis a shoo-in

The Orioles’ Manny Machado is holding onto the American League starting shortstop spot for this month’s All-Star game, but the final vote is going to be close.

The 26-year old led the AL shortstop voting for a third-straight week with 1,272,233 points, topping the Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1,135,152) and the Indians’ Francisco Lindor (898,977).

But with just three days until voting closes and a 137,000 deficit between first and second-place, there is still a slight possibility that Astros fans give enough support for Correa to overtake Machado.

Correa gained more than 300,000 votes on Machado this week, despite moving to the disabled list.

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