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Orioles' Manny Machado increases lead at shortstop in AL All-Star voting

The Orioles’ Manny Machado continues to lead the American League All-Star voting at shortstop and has increased his hold on the top spot from a week ago in voting results released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.

Machado has an advantage of 671,133 to 458,367 over the Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa. Correa moved into second place ahead of the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor over the past week. Machado had about a 110,000-vote lead last week.

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No other Orioles are among the leaders at their positions.

The All-Star Game will be played July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington.

Lindor is in third place among shortstops with 420,674 votes while Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees in fourth with 413,135. Jean Segura of the Seattle Mariners moved into fifth place with 312,407 votes.

Other leaders by position:

C: Wilson Ramos, Rays, 678,159

1B: José Abreu, White Sox, 636,666

2B: José Altuve, Astros, 1,572,101

3B: José Ramírez, Indians, 893,530

OF: Mookie Betts, Red Sox, 1,568,417

OF: Mike Trout, Angels, 1,323,292

OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees, 1,061,370

DH: J.D. Martinez, Red Sox, 1,119,263

Fans can vote for starters at MLB.com and all 30 team websites using the 2018 MLB All-Star ballot until July 5 at 11:59 p.m. Fans can also access the ballot on smartphones and tablets via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period and a maximum of 35 times.

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