Reds’ Cozart closes in on All-Star starting nod

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Reds’ Cozart closes in on All-Star starting nod

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David Jablonski - Staff Writer
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart throws to first for an out against the Dodgers on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
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Despite a slump, Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart extended his lead over Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager in voting for the National League All-Star team in the past week.

Cozart’s batting average has fallen from .353 to .320 since June 6, and he hasn’t driven in a run in his last 10 appearances. The Reds have lost nine straight games. Cozart still leads NL shortstops in batting average, on-base percentage (.404) and slugging percentage (.562).

In the updated voting totals announced Monday, Cozart had  1,465,327 votes. Seager had 1,143,767 votes. Cozart led by 193,178 votes last week, Now he leads by 321,560.

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Joey Votto ranks fifth among first basemen with 517,833 votes. Adam Duvall ranks 10th among outfielders with 532,243.

Voting continues until 11:59 p.m. June 29.

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