Aramis Ramirez, left, and Carlos Gomez have moved into starting positions in the latest voting update for the 2014 All-Star Game. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez Move Into All-Star Starting Spots


The Milwaukee Brewers got a surge in voting for the 2014 All-Star Game over the last week, with Aramis Ramirez overtaking David Wright of the New York Mets for the lead among National League third basemen and Carlos Gomez moving back into the top three among NL outfielders, passing Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, meanwhile, shot past Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants into second place among NL catchers. Lucroy still trails Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals by almost 700,000 votes, but has cut more than 400,000 off his deficit over the last week.

They weren’t the only movers as there was apparently a concerted get-out-the-vote effort going on among Brewer fans.

Jean Segura hopped ahead of San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford into second place at shortstop, but trails Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies by more than 2 million ballots.

Ryan Braun remained fifth among NL outfielders, now more than 400,000 behind third-place Gomez, and Khris Davis moved up to 11th in the voting.

Mark Reynolds appears in the top five at first base for the first time, moving into fourth place, as did Rickie Weeks at second base.

Reynolds trails leader Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks by almost 900,000 votes and Weeks is more than 1.2 million in back of Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Voting continues at MLB.com until 10:59 p.m. Central on July 3, with the All-Star Game to be played July 15 at Minneapolis’ Target Field.

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