Nolan Arenado in line to start All-Star Game as voting draws to a close

The Colorado Rockies superstar third baseman passed the Cubs’ Kris Bryant in the latest voting update that was released Thursday morning.

Nolan Arenado at bat. Coors Field opening day, April 7, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Nolan Arenado at bat. Coors Field opening day, April 7, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nolan Arenado appears to be on his way to starting his first-ever All-Star Game. The Colorado Rockies superstar third baseman passed the Cubs’ Kris Bryant in the latest voting update that was released Thursday morning.

Fans choose which position players start in the All-Star Game by casting votes online. Arenado (2,426,431) was ahead of Bryant by (2,322,249) by 104,182 votes, according to the most recent update.

The voting period ends at 9:59 p.m. MT Thursday. Each league’s roster will be announced on ESPN at 5 p.m. Sunday. The All-Star Game is July 11 in Miami.

Arenado has twice been named an All-Star, but he’s gone to the game as a reserve both times. If Arenado hangs on, he’ll join Charlie Blackmon, who has a comfortable cushion in the outfielders race, in the starting lineup.

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