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Giants' Posey leads NL All-Star vote getters

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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player, leads all NL vote getters in the first balloting totals for the 84th All-Star Game.

Major League Baseball announced the leaders to start the July 16 game at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Posey has 1,275,956 votes as he seeks his second starting nod after becoming the first Giants catcher to earn a fan-elected start last season. Atlanta Braves' outfielder Justin Upton and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are second and third in the voting, respectively.

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is second in votes among NL catchers. Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder Ryan Braun is third among outfielders, behind Upton and Harper.

Posey's teammate, Pablo Sandoval leads the New York Mets David Wright, a six-time All-Star, of the hometown New York Mets.

Rounding out the position leaders are Colorado Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Cincinnati Reds teammates Joey Votto (first base) and Brandon Phillips (second base).

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