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Yasiel Puig widens lead among OF in NL All-Star voting

Puig and teammate Adrian Gonzalez are both leading their respective positions in All-Star voting.

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LOS ANGELES -- In the third update given for National League All-Star ballots on Monday, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez remain on track to start for the National League with leads at their respective positions.

The 2015 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota.

Puig, who last week moved from fifth place among NL outfielders to first place, widened his lead over his competitors. Puig leads all NL outfielders with 1,472,717 votes, ahead of Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins (1,259,047), Carlos Gomez of the Brewers (1,192,174), Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates (1,190,516) and Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies (1,129,313)

Gonzalez leads first baseman for the third week in a row, with a total of 888,906 votes. He leads Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks (784,026), Freddie Freeman of the Braves (710,778), and Justin Morneau of the Rockies (669,917).

Voting in stadiums continues throughout baseball 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.

Dee Gordon continues to hold steady in second place at second base, though with 735,831 votes is well behind leader Chase Utley of the Phillies (1,342,480).

Juan Uribe is in fifth place well behind a tightly-bunched group at third base, with 581,440 votes. David Wright of the Mets leads with 859,082 votes, followed closely by Nolan Arenado of the Rockies (766,364), Pablo Sandoval of the Giants (714,548) and Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers (615,597).

Hanley Ramirez remains in fourth place at shortstop with 540,513 votes. Troy Tulowitzki not only leads shortstops but the entire National League with 2,007,202 votes.

At catcher, the Cardinals backstop extraordinaire Yadier Molina (1,621,944 votes) leads Buster Posey of the Giants (1,078,007).