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Orioles' Mark Trumbo making a push to start in All-Star Game

Baltimore Orioles' Mark Trumbo, back, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Monday, June 6, 2016. Baltimore won 4-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Orioles' Mark Trumbo, back, rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Baltimore, Monday, June 6, 2016. Baltimore won 4-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (Patrick Semansky / AP)

BOSTON — Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo has closed the gap on the starters for the American League All-Stars, but the major league home run leader is still on the outside looking in during the fan voting.
 
The latest batch of votes, released Tuesday, has Trumbo trailing Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain 1,146,885 votes to 1,110,720 for the third and final starting spot in the outfielder behind Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout and Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
 
During last week's announced results, Trumbo was around 120,000 votes out of third place. He leads the majors with 20 home runs and is batting .286/.337/.584 with 49 RBIs.
 
The only Oriole leading the way for a starting spot is Manny Machado, who has 1,234,388 votes at third base and is opening up a lead of over 400,000 votes on Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.
 
First baseman Chris Davis (571,583 votes) is third at his position, more than a half-million votes behind second-place vote-getter Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and 1,000,000 behind Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer.
 
Catcher Matt Wieters (672,822 votes) is in second at his position, though well behind leader Salvador Perez of the Royals, who tops all vote-getters with 2,063,459 through Tuesday. Outfielder Adam Jones (419,313 votes) is 10th at his position.
 
Voting for the July 12 All-Star Game starters ends June 30.

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