It’s been an up and down year for the Royals, but right now, the focus is on the individual players rather than the team.
The MLB All-Star Game voting closes to fans at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
Right now, Salvador Perez is set for his fifth straight All-Star Game and third straight start.
Eric Hosmer is in a comfortable lead at first base, but Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak is closing on him, so that battle may go down to the wire.
Mike Moustakas, who is having a Royals' historical season from a home run standpoint, is in fourth place but has a good shot at being a reserve.
The two players making a late push because of fan voting are Lorenzo Cain and Whit Merrifield.
Cain has had a strong June, and Whit is a fan favorite, but both need some help as well.
Whit is more than a million votes behind second place, and Lorenzo Cain is about 800,000 short of second place in outfield voting.
Fans can still make a big impact on voting. You can vote up to five times before voting closes.
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