Buster Posey, Yadier Molina National League's top All-Star Game vote-getters

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants follows

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants follows through on a swing during a game against the Atlanta Braves. (June 14, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Buster Posey and Yadier Molina are the National League's top All-Star vote-getters but only one can start in the Midsummer Classic.

The Giants' catcher and the Cardinals' catcher are first and second in the voting, respectively. Posey is ahead of Molina by a margin of 2,606,434 to 2,543,588 in the latest MLB.com poll results released Sunday. The Mets' John Buck is a distant third with 866,471 votes.

Molina, who leads the league with a .352 batting average, cut Posey's lead from 277,161 last week to just 62,846.

Third base is another close race, with Posey's teammate Pablo Sandoval holding a slim edge over the Mets' David Wright. Wright, who lost out to Sandoval by a narrow margin last year, currently trails by roughly 125,000 votes.

Fans have until July 4 at 11:59 p.m. to get Wright into the starting lineup on his homefield. The All-Star Game will be played on July 16 at Citi Field.

Here are the leading NL vote-getters at each position (as of Sunday, June 15):

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Buster Posey, Giants 2,606,434

Yadier Molina, Cardinals 2,543,588

John Buck, Mets 866,471

Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers 630,902

Brian McCann, Braves 627,056


Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945

Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs 1,524,517

Allen Craig, Cardinals 1,191,229

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Brandon Belt, Giants 997,066

Freddie Freeman, Braves 924,937


Brandon Phillips, Reds 2,021,277

Marco Scutaro, Giants 1,717,875

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Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 1,508,314

Chase Utley, Phillies 982,966

Daniel Murphy, Mets 786,414


Pablo Sandoval, Giants 2,180,147

David Wright, Mets 2,053,744

David Freese, Cardinals 1,152,038

Chris Johnson, Braves 829,420

Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals 686,905


Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 2,443,772

Brandon Crawford, Giants 1,293,476

Jean Segura, Brewers 1,188,317

Pete Kozma, Cardinals 905,976

Andrelton Simmons, Braves 771,665


Carlos Beltran, Cardinals 2,385,240

Justin Upton, Braves 2,054,225

Bryce Harper, Nationals 1,981,030

Ryan Braun, Brewers 1,645,094

Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies 1,508,355

Matt Holliday, Cardinals 1,330,471

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 1,319,419

Hunter Pence, Giants 1,286,163

Shin-Soo Choo, Reds 1,274,755

Angel Pagan, Giants 1,131,176

Carlos Gomez, Brewers 1,027,684

Gregor Blanco, Giants 934,174

Jon Jay, Cardinals 884,323

Domonic Brown, Phillies 837,748

B.J. Upton, Braves 733,744

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