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Adrian Gonzalez leads NL first basemen in All-Star voting

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LOS ANGELES -- A sizzling start to the season has Adrian Gonzalez at or near the top of the leaderboard for most offensive categories, and the Dodgers cleanup hitter leads National League first basemen in All-Star voting in the first results released on Wednesday by Major League Baseball.

Gonzalez has 929,016 votes, nearly double his nearest competitor, Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs (489,255 votes), with Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks (480,019), Matt Adams of the Cardinals (420,771) and Joey Votto of the Reds (384,285) rounding out the top five.

Gonzalez has made four All-Star teams in his career (2008-2011), but none since 2011. Gonzalez is hitting .344/.421/.638 this season, tied for first in the league with 17 doubles, second in the league in batting average, slugging percentage, wOBA (.447), wRC+ (190) and OPS+ (191), third in hits (55) and OPS (1.058), fifth in on-base percentage, tied for fifth in RBI (35), and tied for eighth in home runs (10).

The last Dodgers first baseman to be named an All-Star was Nomar Garciaparra in 2006. The last Dodgers first baseman voted to start an All-Star Game was Steve Garvey in 1980, the last time the midsummer classic was held in Los Angeles.

Voting for the All-Star game starters this year has shifted to online only, with no more paper ballots handed out at stadiums.

Howie Kendrick ranks third among NL second basemen with 385,427 votes, with old friend Dee Gordon leading the way at 934,249 tallies. Kolten Wong of the Cardinals is second at second, with 582,238 votes.

Joc Pederson ranks sixth among NL outfielders with 390,885 votes, over 350,000 votes behind Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins, currently in third place. Bryce Harper and Matt Holliday are atop the NL outfield list.

Yasiel Puig, voted to start in 2014, ranks 13th in the NL outfield, with 322,756 votes. Puig has played all of 11 games this season.

No other Dodgers rank among the top five at their positions.

The 2015 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.