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Encarnacion trails in all-star balloting despite record-setting May

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, center, celebrates after scoring on a Mark DeRosa two-run double against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Apr. 10, 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Paul Sancya

Despite the Blue Jays’ loss to the Kansas City Royals Thursday night, there was still cause for celebration in the club house.

Slugger Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs, putting his May total at 16. That breaks the team’s record for most home runs in one month and ties Mickey Mantle’s American League record for most home runs in the month of May. Barry Bonds holds the record for the whole league with 17.

But despite his recent record breaking, Encarnacion is in fifth place in all-star balloting for the designated hitter position.

Jays fans can change that by voting for Encarnacion on MLB.com.

Fans can vote up to 25 times before the July 3 cut-off.

Click here to cast your all-star ballot.

Eight other Jays are also in the running for the All-Star game, including Jose Bautista, Adam Lind, and Brett Lawrie.

The all-star game is July 15.

Encarnacion has two more days to add to his May record as the Jays face Kansas City in the second game and third games of a four game series Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre.

Encarnacion made the the All-Star team in 2013.

The Jays’ 8-6 loss to Kansas City ended a nine-game winning streak.

The Jays are in first place in the AL East division.