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Adrian Gonzalez falls further behind Paul Goldschmidt in NL All-Star vote

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Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson might both be All-Stars in 2015, but it is very unlikely that either one will start.
Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson might both be All-Stars in 2015, but it is very unlikely that either one will start.
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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is losing ground at first base in National League All-Star voting, falling further behind Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth balloting update released on Tuesday.

Gonzalez remains in second place among NL first baseman with 2,699,729 votes, but that is well behind Goldschmidt, who leads with 3,562,399 votes.

This is well deserved by Goldschmidt, hitting .366/.484/.678 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles, 53 RBI, 49 runs scored and 52 walks in 63 games. Gonzalez is hitting .307/.388/.545 with 11 home runs, 43 RBI, 37 runs scored and 28 walks in 63 games, and leads the major leagues with 22 doubles.

Gonzalez led in the first two weekly updates at first base, but has trailed Goldschmidt in each of the last two weeks.

Gonzalez is a four-time All-Star, but last made an All-Star team in 2011.

Howie Kendrick is in fourth place at second base with 1,269,476 votes. Old friend Dee Gordon leads at the position with 3,481,830 votes, trying to hold off Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, at 3,124,973 votes.

Yasmani Grandal is fifth at catcher with 1,014,032 votes. The usual suspects are fighting at the top, with Buster Posey (4,345,579) and Yadier Molina (3,930,399) vying for the starting role.

Joc Pederson moved up from 11th to eighth place among NL outfielders, but it is a distant eighth. Pederson has 1,679,470 votes, 1,316,429 votes behind Norichika Aoki, the former Royal who is in third place, overtaking Giancarlo Stanton, now fourth.

The 2015 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 14 in Cincinnati.