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Scooter Gennett leads 3 Reds in top 5 of All-Star Game voting

Three Cincinnati Reds are in the top five at their position in the latest MLB All-Star Game balloting figures released Monday. 

Second baseman Scooter Gennett has the best shot to win a starting spot in the Midsummer Classic, which is slated for July 17 at Nationals Park. 

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He moved within less than 170,000 votes after a strong week of voting but still trails votes-leader Ozzie Albies of Atlanta (1,857,185). 

Chicago’s Javier Baez is also still in the running at second base with 1,586,888 votes, good for third behind Gennett’s 1,689,393. 

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Eugenio Suarez is fourth among third basemen with 601,219 votes, but Colorado’s Nolan Arenado holds a commanding lead with more than 2 million votes. 

Joey Votto is fifth in voting at first base with 479,803 while Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman is on top at that position with nearly 3 million votes. 

Voting ends Thursday. 

The ballot is available at MLB.com

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