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Fans can make Kemp, Ethier All-Star starters

Fans can make Kemp, Ethier All-Star starters

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Fans can make Kemp, Ethier All-Star starters
LOS ANGELES -- Time is running out for Dodgers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier to be voted into the National League starting outfield for the 2011 All-Star Game. Voting ends on Thursday.

Kemp and Ethier remained fourth and fifth, respectively, in the latest NL outfield voting totals, released by Major League Baseball on Monday. Ryan Braun of Milwaukee and Lance Berkman of St. Louis rank first and second, respectively. Matt Holliday of the Cardinals is third, fewer than 200,000 votes ahead of Kemp, with Ethier almost another 500,000 votes behind Kemp.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or via your mobile device -- using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until Thursday at 8:59 p.m. PT.

Rosters will be announced during the 2011 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 3. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

And the voting doesn't end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet at the Midsummer Classic via the 2011 All-Star Game MVP Vote Sponsored by Sprint.

The All-Star Game, to be played in Phoenix on July 12, will be televised nationally by FOX and around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio play-by-play, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage.

As has been the case throughout the voting, Kemp and Ethier are the only Dodgers in contention for a starting berth. Ethier spent most of the voting period ahead of Kemp, who overtook his teammate last week.

Ethier started his first All-Star Game last year. This would be Kemp's first All-Star appearance.

Kemp entered Monday leading the team in the Triple Crown categories of average, home runs and RBIs, as well as stolen bases (21). Over the course of a full season, only two other Dodgers -- Babe Herman and Willie Davis -- have done that.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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