Orioles still have four players leading in All-Star voting

For the second straight week, the Orioles have four players who are ranked among the American League leaders in voting for the 84th All-Star Game.

First baseman Chris Davis has accumulated the second-highest vote total behind Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera. J.J. Hardy is first among shortstops. Adam Jones is first among outfielders and Nick Markakis is third.

Catcher Matt Wieters remains second behind the Twins’ Joe Mauer, and third baseman Manny Machado is second behind Cabrera.

Davis has garnered 3,960,299 total votes, second to Cabrera (4,337,223) for the overall AL lead. Jones is third with 3,571,693 votes.

Markakis ranks third among AL outfielders with 1,915,860 votes, holding a slim lead over three-time All-Star and two-time fan-elected starter Jose Bautista (1,867,367) of the Blue Jays and four-time All-Star and two-time fan-elected starter Torii Hunter (1,851,657) of the Tigers. Markakis has never played in an All-Star Game.

Nate McLouth (1,660,080) has moved ahead of the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz (1,595,371) for sixth place.

The Orioles had a franchise-best three players elected by the fans in 1971 (Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson) and 1997 (Roberto Alomar, Brady Anderson, Cal Ripken Jr.)

Mauer, who has 2,788,972 votes, continues to lead Wieters (2,068,032). Machado (2,097,804) is a distant second to Cabrera.

Here are the leaders at their respective positions:

1B: Chris Davis
2B: Robinson Cano
SS: J.J. Hardy
3B: Miguel Cabrera
C: Joe Mauer
OF: Adam Jones
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Nick Markakis
DH: David Ortiz

The in-stadium phase of balloting concludes on Friday, June 28, but fans will have the opportunity to cast their ballots exclusively online at MLB.com, the 30 club websites and their mobile devices until Thursday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m.

The All-Star Game will be played on July 16 at Citi Field in New York.

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