Washington Nationals team up with Baltimore Orioles to encourage fans to vote the "Beltways Ballot"

The Washington Nationals have once again partnered with the Baltimore Orioles to help send the "Beltways Ballot" of outfielder Bryce Harper and right-hander Jason Hammel to Kansas City for this year's All-Star Game.

Harper and Hammel are candidates on Major League Baseball's Final Vote ballot, in which five players each are chosen from the National and American Leagues to compete for the final spot on their respective league rosters. Fans are encouraged to go online or use their mobile phones from now through 4:00 p.m. ET this Thursday, July 5, to vote for Harper for the National League and Hammel for the American League.

Fans who vote for Harper at nationals.com/finalvote will be eligible to win a VIP Meet & Greet with the Nationals rookie sensation during batting practice as well as tickets to a future 2012 game. In addition, fans who vote for Harper and choose the Nationals as their "favorite" or "other favorite" team at least 21 times can receive a 50% OFF discount offer for two (2) tickets to a select Nationals home game of their choice. Voting for Harper can also be done via mobile devices by texting N3 to 89269. For mobile voting in Canada, fans should text N3 to 101010. Standard data and messaging rates may apply.

Fans voting for Hammel will be eligible to win a VIP Meet & Greet with the pitcher, parking and four (4) field box seat tickets to an Orioles home game in July or August. In addition, fans who vote online at orioles.com/finalvote at least 20 times for Hammel and select the Orioles as their "favorite" or "other favorite" team can receive a 50% OFF discount offer for up to four (4) tickets to an Orioles home game July 24 through 29. Voting is also available via mobile phone by texting A4 to 89269.

Be sure to use the hashtags #BryceIn12, #VoteHammel and #BeltwaysBallot on Twitter to help encourage other fans to vote. This is the second consecutive season the clubs have partnered for the MLB Final Vote, as last year Adam Jones and Michael Morse formed the inaugural "Beltways Ballot."

Voting is unlimited and will end at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, so stuff the ballot box for the "Beltways Ballot" and help send Bryce Harper and Jason Hammel to the All-Star Game! Vote early, vote often and vote the "Beltways Ballot."