David Wright leads Pablo Sandoval in All-Star vote

David Wright reacts after striking out swinging in David Wright reacts after striking out swinging in the first inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (June 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty

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Whether he should thank the cougars or Craig Carton specifically isn't clear, but David Wright has a comfortable lead to start the All-Star Game at third base.

Wright, who was edged out by a late push in favor of San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval last year, was locked in a close battle with Sandoval earlier this season. But the latest All-Star totals, released Tuesday afternoon, show Wright with over 840,000 more votes than Sandoval.

The All-Star Game takes place at home for Wright this season, with the showcase taking place at Citi Field on July 16. Fans can continue to vote until Thursday at 11:59 p.m.

Wright has gained attention in recent weeks for several unorthodox methods designed to help elect him to start the game, even though he wasn't directly involved with any of them. After a website for older women who prefer younger men voted Wright the hottest "cub," the Mets had a short-lived flirtation trying to get the women to vote for Wright. WFAN's Carton also organized several promotions in favor of Wright's candidacy.

Two other Mets, second baseman Daniel Murphy and catcher John Buck, are also among the top vote-getters at their positions, but trail their respective leaders by a significant margin.

Here are the totals:

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CATCHER

Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 5,093,645

Buster Posey, Giants: 4,674,847

John Buck, Mets: 1,446,565

Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks: 997,791

Brian McCann, Braves: 997,322

FIRST BASE

Joey Votto, Reds: 3,622,608

Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 3,035,114

Allen Craig, Cardinals: 2,525,399

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Brandon Belt, Giants: 1,804,152

Freddie Freeman, Braves: 1,494,604

SECOND BASE

Brandon Phillips, Reds: 3,411,839

Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 3,186,423

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Marco Scutaro, Giants: 3,142,783

Daniel Murphy, Mets: 1,598,297

Chase Utley, Phillies: 1,355,750

THIRD BASE

David Wright, Mets: 4,452,282

Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 3,610,096

David Freese, Cardinals: 2,376,121

Chris Johnson, Braves: 1,234,095

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals: 1,072,563

SHORTSTOP

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 4,072,834

Brandon Crawford, Giants: 2,383,248

Jean Segura, Brewers: 2,072,083

Pete Kozma, Cardinals: 1,867,781

Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 1,192,066

OUTFIELD

Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 5,013,806

Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 2,928,606

Justin Upton, Braves: 2,917,659

Bryce Harper, Nationals: 2,902,393

Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 2,697,608

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 2,510,614

Hunter Pence, Giants: 2,379,606

Ryan Braun, Brewers: 2,331,774

Angel Pagan, Giants: 2,016,370

Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 1,960,385

Jon Jay, Cardinals: 1,825,513

Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 1,746,318

Gregor Blanco, Giants: 1,717,194

Jay Bruce, Reds: 1,454,721

Domonic Brown, Phillies: 1,427,696

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