Trout eyes fourth consecutive trip to All-Star Game

Trout eyes fourth consecutive trip to All-Star Game

OAKLAND -- The Angels' offense has been slow out of the gate, but those April woes haven't necessarily applied to Mike Trout.

The Angels' superstar center fielder looks poised for his fourth All-Star Game appearance in his fourth full season.

Trout began the year with a 10-game hitting streak and started a six-game road trip on Tuesday with a .318/.432/.545 slash line, adding four homers and 11 RBIs. He entered the season with hopes of improving his strikeout and stolen-base totals, and so far, he has. Trout has already stolen five bases, a number he didn't reach until May 14 last year. And he's struck out 16 times in the Angels' first 19 games. Through 19 games last year, he had 23.

In less than three months, Trout could start his third straight All-Star Game -- at age 23.

Also representing the Angels on the Midsummer Classic ballot are Albert Pujols, Johnny Giavotella, Erick Aybar, David Freese, Chris Iannetta, C.J. Cron, Kole Calhoun and Matt Joyce.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 8:59 p.m. PT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Fans may also receive the ballot by texting "vote" to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada), or by texting "vota" for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages can be sent, with no purchase required. Reply "stop" to cancel and "help" for info.

Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, fans can return to MLB.com to cast their 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. During the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14, fans can visit MLB.com to submit their choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award, presented by Chevrolet, via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage of All-Star Week festivities.

The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.