Pedroia seeking fifth All-Star Game nod

Pedroia seeking fifth All-Star Game nod

BOSTON -- Though things haven't gone well for the Red Sox the first 10 months of the season, second baseman Dustin Pedroia continues to play at a high level on both sides of the ball. In the latest round of results for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, which was released on Monday, Pedroia ranked fifth at second base in the American League with 1,210,882 votes.

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Pedroia, a four-time All-Star, trails Omar Infante, Jose Altuve, Jason Kipnis and Ian Kinsler.

The man Pedroia teams with on double plays for the Red Sox -- shortstop Xander Bogaerts -- is having a solid season on both sides of the ball, but he fell out of the top five this week.

Hanley Ramirez, who cooled off after a monster April, is 11th among outfielders.

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 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

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Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, t the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit 327,682 your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

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Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.