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BALTIMORE -- The All-Star break is just around the corner, and with Monday's pending announcement of the latest American League voting totals, the Orioles are hopeful that they can have a strong presence at this year's Midsummer Classic.

Baltimore has had designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters on top for the past several weeks and their spots seem secure. But getting the nod for others will require a late surge. Shortstop J.J. Hardy remained in third place in last week's results, with Manny Machado moving back up to third place at the hot corner ahead of Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria.

Chris Davis -- who led the Majors in All-Star votes last season -- remained in fourth place with center fielder Adam Jones staying in fifth and Nick Markakis up two spots to eighth. Markakis, vying for his first All-Star selection, had 1,170,304 votes, with Jones at 1,490,000, according to the latest tally.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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