Giants falling in latest NL All-Star balloting update

Giants falling in latest NL All-Star balloting update
June 23, 2013, 7:30 pm
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David Wright now owns 2,917,819 votes, pushing him past Pablo Sandoval's 2,788,988 by over 125,000 votes. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Since the last National League All-Star balloting update on June 16, the Giants have gone 3-5 and dropped in the NL West standings. That one-week span also saw Giants representatives Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval lose their fan-elected starting spot in the All-Star balloting.

Posey was surpassed by the Cardinals' Yadier Molina and Sandoval was leapfrogged by the Mets' David Wright to be the NL's starting All-Star catcher and third baseman, respectively, MLB announced Sunday.

In the closes race in the majors, Molina's 3,596,858 votes best Posey's 3,506,402 by just over 90,000. Posey was the fan-elected starter last year.

Wright now owns 2,917,819 votes, pushing him past Sandoval's 2,788,988 by over 125,000 votes.

Marco Scutaro has 2,272,484 votes, and trails Brandon Phillips at second base with 2,597,742 votes. Matt Carpenter is third with 2,251,248 votes.

Brandon Crawford has 1,757,255 votes, putting him in second place behind Troy Tulowitzki, who is safely ahead with 3,104,285 votes. The Rockies shortstop has been on the disabled list since breaking a rib on June 13. He can still be elected an All-Star, but it's unclear if he will be healthy enough to play. Jean Segura is third with 1,625,753 votes.

The 84th MLB All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York, with manager Bruce Bochy opposing Jim Leyland.

 

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