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06/25/07 6:46 PM ET

Young seeking second All-Star trip

Nationals first baseman enjoying strong first half

WASHINGTON -- Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young continues to make a strong case to represent the Nationals in the All-Star Game this year.

Entering Monday's action, Young has a team-leading .339 batting average and .394 on-base percentage. In fact, Young has hit in 17 of his last 18 games and is hitting .373 (28-for-75) with eight doubles.

Young is looking to make his second All-Star appearance. His first came in 2003 as a member of the Tigers.

Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Monster 2007 All-Star Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans will again be given the opportunity to cast an All-Star vote immediately following the 2007 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Chevrolet, which will be televised by Turner Sports on July 1. Baseball fans around the world will be able to select the final player on each All-Star team via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Final Vote.

All-Star Game Coverage

Selecting the rosters isn't the end of the fun in 2007, either. Concluding the All-Star balloting process, fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet at the All-Star Game via the Monster.com 2007 All-Star Game MVP Vote at MLB.com.

The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will have exclusive play-by-play coverage of the game on the Internet.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.