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Kris Bryant, 4 Other Cubs Still Lead National League All-Star Balloting

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Voting ends Thursday night.

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It looks like five Cubs will get All-Star starting nods in San Diego, though the race at shortstop between Addison Russell and the Rockies' Trevor Story is pretty close.

At first base, Anthony Rizzo leads by 1.4 million votes and is the leading N.L. vote-getter.

Ben Zobrist has a 300,000-vote lead over Daniel Murphy of the Nationals at second base

Kris Bryant has a similar lead over Colorado's third baseman Nolan Arenado.

And Dexter Fowler remains the top outfield vote-getter, but less than 100,000 votes ahead of Bryce Harper. Fowler's reasonably certain of remaining in the top three, as he, Harper and Yoenis Cespedes are all at least 700,000 votes ahead of Jason Heyward, who's fourth. (Yes, it's a popularity contest, as you surely know.)

Voting for All-Star starters ends Thursday, June 30, at 10:59 p.m. CT. The starters will be announced on an ESPN broadcast at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday, July 5. After that there will be the annual "Final Vote" for the 34th man on each league's roster.

Since the All-Star Game is (foolishly, in my view) going to decide home field for the World Series, Cubs players can have a big say in that if five starters are chosen from the North Siders. The Cubs might wind up with some pitchers selected as well; they'll likely have their biggest All-Star contingent since 2008, when eight Cubs went to Yankee Stadium.

Here's the voting update through Monday, June 27:

all star voting update june 27