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Blue Jays' Bautista surges past Markakis in All-Star voting (Davis, Jones, Hardy looking good)

Blue Jays' Bautista surges past Markakis in All-Star voting (Davis, Jones, Hardy looking good)

The Orioles’ hope of having four elected starters for the annual All-Star Game took a hit Monday when Major League Baseball announced that Toronto’s Jose Bautista has surged ahead of Nick Markakis for the last outfield spot. The top three vote-getters in the outfield — and the top for every other fielding position and designated hitter — will start the game Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones dropped from first to second among outfielders behind Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels (4,822,983 votes to Jones’ 4,766,256) but appears to have secured his first starting spot. Shortstop J.J. Hardy and first baseman Chris...

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