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Joey Votto places 6th in NL MVP voting

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Reds first baseman Joey Votto placed 6th in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

Votto received 4 votes for 3rd place, and scored 135 points overall in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

In 2011, Votto won a Golden Glove Award and was named to the NL All Star Team for the second year in a row.

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun won the NL Most Valuable Player Award after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years. Braun receiving 20 of 32 first-place votes and 388 points overall.

Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp, who came close to winning the Triple Crown, received 10 first-place votes and finished with 332 points. Braun's teammate Prince Fielder finished third with 229 points, and Arizona's Justin Upton finished fourth with 214 points.

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