Race to the finish for some Royals fan favorites in All-Star vot - KCTV5

Race to the finish for some Royals fan favorites in All-Star voting

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Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez, left, and Eric Hosmer celebrate after the Royals' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez, left, and Eric Hosmer celebrate after the Royals' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

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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