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Hilo’s Wong Trails at 2B in NL All-Star Voting

June 2, 2015, 4:54 PM HST
* Updated June 2, 5:26 PM
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Kamehameha-Hawai’i graduate and Hilo native Kolten Wong remains in second place among all National League second baseman in voting for July’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Wong, in his second full season with the St. Louis Cardinals, has tallied 1,185,982 votes, trailing Miami’s Dee Gordon, who currently has 1,531,048 votes. The top players at each position, determined by fan voting, will be named starters at the All-Star Game, held Tuesday, July 15 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The names behind Wong have changed since last week’s voting tally. San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik trails Wong with 723,564 votes, followed by Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles Dodgers (559,417) and Yunel Escobar of the Washington Nationals (502,505).

After an 0-for-3 night at the plate Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wong is batting .307 with six home runs and 23 runs batted in.

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