Cespedes needs boost in last hours of Final Vote

Tigers outfielder sits in third place in AL as of Friday morning update

Cespedes needs boost in last hours of Final Vote

Yoenis Cespedes is going to need a serious last-minute push if he's going to get back to the All-Star Game. Fortunately for him, the last day of balloting for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote tends to get pretty heavy.

• VOTE Cespedes for Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote

As Twitter hashtags emerged for the final hours of voting, Cespedes remained third in the American League Final Vote standings on Friday morning, trailing Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Twins second baseman Brian Dozier.

Voting runs until 4 p.m. ET Friday. Fans can also vote on Twitter using the hashtag #VoteYo, which makes a custom Cespedes emoji appear.

Cespedes continued to make his case on the field with two hits, including a double for an insurance run, in Thursday's 4-2 Tigers win over the Twins at Target Field. Added to his offensive damage earlier in the week at Seattle, Cespedes is 6-for-19 with two homers and three RBIs since the Final Vote began.

Cespedes' RBI double

The Tigers and Reds are encouraging fans to vote for a Cespedes-Johnny Cueto ticket. Fans can vote for Cespedes and Cueto online at www.tigers.com/vote or www.reds.com/vote, or text "A2" for Cespedes and "N1" for Cueto to 89269 in the United States. Standard message and data rates may apply. There is no limit to the number of times fans may vote in All-Star Game Final Vote. The winners will be chosen exclusively by fan voting totals.

Tigers fans that vote for Cespedes and select the Tigers as their favorite team will receive an offer to purchase Upper Reserved tickets for $11 for games on Sept. 21-23 against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park, subject to availability. In addition, fans will be automatically entered to win an autographed Cespedes jersey and four tickets to an upcoming home game.

Fans who #VoteYo and follow the Tigers on Twitter (@tigers) and Instagram (@tigers) will have the opportunity to win exclusive prizes, including game tickets, autographed memorabilia and unique game experiences.

Cespedes' game-tying homer

Voting is open now at MLB.com to select the final player for each League's 34-man roster via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Fans can cast their votes from a list of five players from each League until 4 p.m. ET on Friday.

And the voting doesn't end there. During the All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile in Cincinnati on Tuesday, fans can once again visit MLB.com to submit their choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. Voting exclusively at MLB.com, online and via their mobile devices in the 2015 All-Star Game MVP Vote presented by Chevrolet, the fans' collective voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.