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All-Star Vote: Frazier pulls within 63,000 votes from starting in the All-Star game

Todd Frazier has surged to within 63,000 votes of leader Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals to earn a starting spot at third base for the National League in the 2015 Major League Baseball All Star game, the MLB announced Monday.

Carpenter has gathered 6,252,327 votes to Frazier's 6,189,347, as of June 29. In last week's update, Frazier trailed Carpenter by just over 1 million votes.

Frazier, a 2014 All-Star, is bidding for his first career fan election. If he is able to surpass the Cardinals' third baseman, he would join Tony Perez, Pete Rose and Chris Sabo as the only Reds third basemen to earn a fan election.

Frazier ranks second in the MLB with 25 home runs, fourth with a .625 slugging percentage and is tied for fifth with 53 RBI and 54 runs scored. He is batting .290 on the season with 21 doubles, and is the only player in the MLB with at least 20 home runs and 20 doubles.

Reds first baseman Joey Votto (3,566,215) still sits in third behind Los Angeles Dodger Adrian Gonzalez (3,688,928) and top vote-getter Arizona Diamondback Paul Goldschmidt (7,341,683).

Brandon Phillips moved from fourth to third among second basemen, trailing first place by 3 million votes.

Injured Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is fifth in NL shortstops.

Participants can vote a total of 35 times. Voting ends July 2 at 11:59 p.m.

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