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Orioles' Machado leads early All-Star voting at third, Trumbo third among outfielders

Orioles' Mark Trumbo (45) congratulates Manny Machado (13) on scoring on Adam Jones' single in the third inning during Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards on May 7, 2016 in Baltimore.
Orioles' Mark Trumbo (45) congratulates Manny Machado (13) on scoring on Adam Jones' single in the third inning during Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards on May 7, 2016 in Baltimore. (Mitchell Layton / Getty Images)

The Orioles' strong start to the season has shown in the team's representation in early voting for the All-Star Game.

Manny Machado has the early lead among American League third basemen with 630,028 votes, and Mark Trumbo sits third among outfielders with 641,594 votes. Both would start the Midsummer Classic in San Diego if positions hold.

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Machado is hitting .313 with 13 home runs through 49 games, playing both third base and shortstop. His .998 OPS ranks third in the AL. Trumbo, whose OPS is .912, is in a four-way tie for first in the majors with 15 home runs.

Chris Davis is third in the voting at first base, trailing the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and the Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer, who has a sizable lead. Matt Wieters is also third at catcher, where the Royals' Salvador Perez has more than three times as many votes as any other catcher and leads all vote-getters.

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Jonathan Schoop (fifth at second base), J.J. Hardy (fifth at shortstop), Adam Jones (ninth at outfield) and Joey Rickard (14th at outfield) are the other Orioles in the hunt. The only position where the team does not have someone in contention is designated hitter.

For the second straight year, the Royals have surged in the fan voting, with one player in the top two at every position. Last season, the Royals started four players in the All-Star Game but had as many as eight leading the vote tally at their respective positions during the selection process.

The league will issue weekly voting updates until the fan vote closes on June 30 before the game on July 12.

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