Orioles' Mark Trumbo drops out of starting spot in All-Star Game voting; Manny Machado still leads

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Baltimore Orioles' Mark Trumbo watches his solo home run during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Baltimore, Monday, June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Orioles outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo took the major league lead with his 19th home run Monday night, but that won't assure him of a spot in next month's All-Star Game.

Trumbo, who was one of the top three outfielders in the first round of voting released last week, dropped to fourth behind Boston outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. Two-time MVP Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain maintained their holds on the top two spots.


Trumbo enters today's game batting .295/.349/.605 with 44 RBIs, sixth-most in the majors. He trails Bradley in votes 937,571 to 816,276.

Center fielder Adam Jones is ninth among outfielders with 324,863 votes, and Joey Rickard is 14th with 241,079.


Despite playing shortstop since J.J. Hardy was injured on May 1, Manny Machado (898,715 votes) leads all third basemen, with nearly a 175,000 vote lead over his next closest competitor. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is second, but he is out for the season with a knee injury.

Catcher Matt Wieters is second among backstops, trailing Royals catcher Salvador Perez by a wide margin, 1,605,922 to 453,237. Chris Davis (459,629 votes) is third among first basemen behind Eric Hosmer of the Royals (1,272,557 votes) and Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera (734,104).

The All-Star Game is schedueld for July 12 in San Diego. Voting closes June 30.