July 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Tigers' Rick Porcello remains third in All-Star 'Final Vote' contest

Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello is seeking his first All-Star Game selection (Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News)

Detroit — No change here.

Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello remains in third place among the five starting pitchers on the American League’s All-Star Game “Final Vote” ballot.

White Sox ace Chris Sale remains the leader, according to a voting update released Wednesday by Major League Baseball. Garrett Richards of the Angels remains in second place, Corey Kluber of the Indians in fourth, and Dallas Keuchel of the Astros fifth.

Four of the five on the ballot are seeking their first All-Star appearance; only Sale has been selected before.

In the National League, Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau still is the leader, and is believed to be by a wide margin, given the Twins fans who want to see him at Target Field on Tuesday night.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo — Porcello’s partner in the cross-over voter campaign between the Cubs and Tigers — is in second, Braves outfielder Justin Upton third, Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon fourth and Marlins infielder Casey McGehee fifth.

Fans can continue to cast ballots at MLB.com, or via text message.

The voting concludes at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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