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Polanco leads Wright in fan voting for NL 3B spot

NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Polanco goes into the final days of All-Star fan voting with a dwindling lead over David Wright for the starting spot at third base on the National League team.

Polanco's edge was down to about 23,000 votes in results released Tuesday. The Philadelphia Phillies star led his New York Mets counterpart by 130,000 votes last week.

St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols remains the top vote-getter in the NL. Also ahead are second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Hanley Ramirez, catcher Yadier Molina and outfielders Ryan Braun, Andre Ethier and Atlanta rookie Jason Heyward.

Voting continues online through Thursday night. Results will be announced Sunday.

The All-Star game will be played July 13 in Anaheim, Calif.