Goldy moves into top spot on All-Star ballot
PHOENIX -- D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has moved into the lead among National League first basemen in the most recent updated vote totals for the All-Star Game, which will be in Cincinnati on July 14. Fans can vote via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
Goldschmidt surpassed Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo for second last week, and has since passed last week's leader, the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez.
The D-backs' first baseman is looking to be named an All-Star Game starter for the second straight season. Goldschmidt put up big numbers in the past week, hitting .448 with three home runs and five RBIs in his past seven games.
Goldschmidt entered Tuesday's game batting .340 with 16 homers and 47 RBIs.
No other D-backs players rank among the leaders in All-Star Game voting.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.
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