Yasiel Puig leads NL OF All-Star voting, Adrian Gonzalez widens lead at 1B

Jim McIsaac

The last Dodger voted to start an All-Star Game was Matt Kemp in 2012.

LOS ANGELES -- On the one-year anniversary of his major league debut, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig got a present of sorts. In the latest round of National League All-Star ballot updates, Puig is the leading vote-getter among outfielders. Also in line to start the 2014 All-Star Game is Adrian Gonzalez, who widened his lead at first base.

Puig was fifth among outfielders last week, but with 935,276 votes leads Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies (883,186), Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins (863,307), Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates (823,862), Carlos Gomez (819,385) and Ryan Braun (750,672) of the Brewers.

Gonzalez held a 41,000-vote lead over Freddie Freeman of the Braves last week, but now with 647,826 votes leads Justin Morneau of the Rockies (525,614), Freeman (511,177) and Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks (490,659).

The 2014 All-Star Game will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota.

The last time the Dodgers had more than one starter in an All-Star Game was 1995, when pitcher Hideo Nomo and catcher Mike Piazza started in Arlington. The last time the Dodgers had multiple position players start was in 1980, when first baseman Steve Garvey, second baseman Davey Lopes, shortstop Bill Russell and outfielder Reggie Smith all started at Dodger Stadium.

Dee Gordon remains solidly in second place at second base with 530,289 votes, behind Chase Utley of the Phillies (974,196).

Juan Uribe moved from fourth to fifth at third base, with 436,776 votes. The hot corner is bunched up, with Nolan Arenado of the Rockies in the lead with 590,745 votes. David Wright of the Mets is right behind him with 565,982 votes, followed by Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers (472,321) and Pablo Sandoval of the Giants (463,050).

Hanley Ramirez remains in fourth at shortstop, with 366,355, well behind Troy Tulowitzki, who leads the National League in votes.

At catcher, Yadier Molina of the Cardinals (1,210,579) leads Buster Posey of the Giants (766,356).

In-stadium voting across baseball runs through June 26, including through June 18 at Dodger Stadium (every major league stadium is allowed 23 home dates for balloting), and online voting continues through 8:59 p.m. PT on July 3. The All-Star teams will be announced during the weekend of July 5-6.

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