Gennett remains third in All-Star voting, but gap widens

The Reds’ Scooter Gennett strikes out against the Cubs on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
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The Reds’ Scooter Gennett strikes out against the Cubs on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Voting continues until July 5

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett remains in contention for a starting position on the National League All-Star team, though he faces a bigger voting gap than last week.

The third set of voting results were released Monday, and Gennett ranks third at his position with 1,166,288 votes. The Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies (1,408,469) leads second basemen in votes, and the Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez (1,186,243) is second.

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Gennett, who leads NL second baseman with a .332 average and 51 RBIs, trailed Albies by 171,757 votes last week and now trails by 242,181 votes.

Eugenio Suarez, who is tied for the NL lead with 58 RBIs, remains fourth among third basemen (376,612), well behind the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado (1,706,923).

Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who leads the league in on-base percentage (.433), fell out of the top five.

Voting began June 1 and continues until 11:59 p.m. July 5. The All-Star Game will be played July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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