Tulo coasts, as NL ballot sees upheaval elsewhere
Goldschmidt seizes lead at first, while McCutchen grabs second in outfield
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hasn't lost his standing atop the National League ballot, but a few other All-Star races are heating up based on the latest vote totals released by Major League Baseball on Sunday.
Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt has claimed the top spot in the first-base voting from Los Angeles' Adrian Gonzalez, while Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen shot from fourth to second place among NL outfielders as of Sunday's ballot update.
Goldschmidt trailed Gonzalez by more than 100,000 votes last week, but he has since taken the lead with 1,291,052 votes to Gonzalez's 1,049,222. McCutchen, meanwhile, continued the shakeup atop the outfield standings, as he soared past Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton with 1,727,534 votes.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15.
Fans may submit up to 25 online ballots, but they can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these additional online ballots, you must be logged into your MLB.com account when you submit any online ballot. If you do not have an MLB.com account, register on the site in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free MLB.com account.
The other position leaders remain the same. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (2,003,557) maintains a sizable lead over the Giants' Buster Posey. Pirates second baseman Neil Walker overtook the Dodgers' Dee Gordon for second place, but both remain far behind the Phillies' Chase Utley (1,678,843).
The shortstop standings stayed unchanged, with Tulowitzki maintaining his post as the NL's leading vote-getter, with 2,593,387 -- well ahead of San Francisco's Brandon Crawford (899,641). Mets third baseman David Wright (1,051,640) claimed a lead last week and padded that margin this week, with the Giants' Pablo Sandoval taking over second place ahead of Rockies star Nolan Arenado.
Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig, meanwhile, remains atop the NL outfield voting with 1,942,701 votes. Stanton (1,659,430) sits in third, with a pair of Brewers -- Gomez (1,628,401) and Ryan Braun (1,388,578) -- close behind him int fourth and fifth, respectively. Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon isn't far behind Braun, and he's nearly 300,000 votes ahead of Giants center fielder Angel Pagan.
Fans this year can once again participate in the Home Run Derby Fan Poll. Fans will have the opportunity to select three players in each league whom they would most like to see participate in the Home Run Derby. The 2014 Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Radio in the United States, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, July 14.
The 2014 American League and National League All-Star teams will be unveiled on the 2014 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show during the weekend of July 5-6, with further details to follow on MLB.com. Immediately following the announcement of the AL and NL All-Star rosters, fans can begin voting to select the final player for each league's 34-man roster via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian. Fans will cast their votes from a list of five players from each league over the balloting period.
And the voting doesn't end there. The final phase of All-Star Game voting will again have fans participating in the voting for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. During the Midsummer Classic, fans will vote exclusively online at MLB.com via the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote Sponsored by Pepsi, and their voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR VOTE LEADERS
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals 2,003,557
2. Buster Posey, Giants 1,414,363
3. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers 1,138,212
4. Evan Gattis, Braves 774,409
5. Devin Mesoraco, Reds 537,165
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks 1,291,052
2. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers 1,049,222
3. Freddie Freeman, Braves 920,361
4. Justin Morneau, Rockies 781,963
5. Brandon Belt, Giants 775,334
1. Chase Utley, Phillies 1,678,843
2. Neil Walker, Pirates 997,347
3. Dee Gordon, Dodgers 898,226
4. Brandon Phillips, Reds 574,300
5. Daniel Murphy, Mets 560,660
1. David Wright, Mets 1,051,640
2. Pablo Sandoval, Giants 973,221
3. Nolan Arenado, Rockies 895,905
4. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers 814,627
5. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 692,745
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 2,593,387
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants 899,641
3. Jean Segura, Brewers 786,529
4. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers 667,162
5. Andrelton Simmons, Braves 624,873
1. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 1,942,701
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 1,727,534
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins 1,659,430
4. Carlos Gomez, Brewers 1,628,401
5. Ryan Braun, Brewers 1,388,578
6. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies 1,352,564
7. Angel Pagan, Giants 1,055,707
8. Michael Morse, Giants 1,051,431
9. Justin Upton, Braves 1,003,943
10. Hunter Pence, Giants 936,528
11. Matt Holliday, Cardinals 683,919
12. Khris Davis, Brewers 643,601
13. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies 583,918
14. Bryce Harper, Nationals 543,501
15. Jason Heyward, Braves 521,114