San Francisco Giants
catcher Buster Posey continues to lead the overall All-Star balloting for the National League, and Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals
has moved among the top three vote-getters in the outfield.
But there continues to be a hot race at the hot corner as the Giants' Pablo Sandoval
and the New York Mets
' David Wright
are waging a tight race for the starting spot at third base.
On Sunday, Major League Baseball released the latest National League results of the fan voting for the 84th All-Star Game, to be played on July 16 at Citi Field in New York.
Beltran has received 1,550,844 votes, placing him behind only Justin Upton
of the Atlanta Braves
(1,666,026 votes) and Bryce Harper
of the Washington Nationals
(1,616,784 votes). Milwaukee's Ryan Braun is fourth among outfielders (1,283,103), and Cincinnati's Shin-Soo Choo is fifth (1,043,839).
Posey, who set an N.L. All-Star balloting record with 7,621,370 votes in 2012, leads all NL players with 1,961,861 votes. Yadier Molina
of the Cardinals is third overall with 1,684,700 votes, but that only puts him second at the catcher position behind Posey.
Sandoval has received 1,674,157 votes compared with Wright's 1,473,381 as they compete for the starting spot at third base. Troy Tulowitzki
of the Colorado Rockies
is second in the overall voting with 1,691,262 votes, and he has a fairly comfortable lead at shortstop over the Giants' Brandon Crawford (1,015,633).
Joey Votto of the Reds is first among first basemen with 1,569,477 votes, followed by Paul Goldschmidt (928,647) of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips leads at his position with 1,541,720 votes, ahead of the Giants Marco Scutaro (1,285,076).
Voting at stadiums concludes June 28, and online voting ends July 4.
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