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Cardinals starters are holding tough in All Star voting

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  • (KSDK Sports) -- When it comes to the dream of becoming a MLB All-Star, (Vote here) it does pay to be apart of the best team in the land.  For second week in row, every single regular starting position player is in the hunt for a starting spot in the mid-summer classic.

    The weekly results are released each Sunday and it the headline today is that Yadier Molina is moving closer to the top spot currently held by 2012 NL MVP Buster Posey.   Posey leads with 2,606,434 votes and Molina, who has the NL's best batting average, has 2,543,588.

    Posey and Molina are also 1-2 as the top two vote getters in the National League. 

    As of June 16th, one Cardinals player, Carlos Beltran is in first place in his positional race for the All Star Game.  Beltran reached the top three, but has since surged past both Justin Upton and Bryce Harper as the top outfielder with 2,385,240 votes. Matt Holliday is moving up too, and is currently in sixth.

    Around the horn, at first base, Allen Craig ranks third behind leader Joey Votto, but the vote seperation is large, around 900,000 so Craig is going to need some hometown support.   Matt Carpenter is also holding the third spot at second base, behind Brandon Phillips' 2,021,277 and Marco Scutaro's 1,717,875.  Also holding a third place spot, at third base, is David Freese.  And Pete Kozma, (905,976) who many didn't even believe would still be in St. Louis come June remains in fourth place for the shortstop position behind Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (2,443,772), Brandon Crawford, Giants (1,293,476), and Jean Segura, Brewers in at (1,188,317) 

    Fans can cast their votes for starters at and all 30 club sites -- online or via a mobile device -- using the 2013 All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 4, at 10:59 p.m. CT.

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