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Wong Loses Ground in NL All-Star Voting

June 16, 2015, 2:42 PM HST
* Updated June 16, 2:46 PM
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Kolten Wong’s batting average had dipped back below .300 twice in the last week. His vote differential in the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game fan voting has taken a step back, too.

Wong, a Hilo-born second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, remains in second place at his position in the latest voting update, provided by MLB Tuesday. With his 3,124,973 votes accumulated, he is a total of 356,857 tallies behind Miami’s Dee Gordon (3,481,830), who has led since the results were first released three weeks ago.

Last week, Wong was less than 113,000 votes behind Gordon.

Since last week, Wong has seen his batting average dip from .303 to .294. He has gone 4-for-23 in that stretch with a stolen base. Gordon’s slumped in that same time frame, too, watching his batting average fall from .362 to .352. He is still second in the NL with that batting average, as well as second in stolen bases with 22.

On Tuesday, Wong batted 1-for-4 with a double in St. Louis’ 3-2 win over Minnesota. Both teams will meet again at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN Radio affiliates AM 850 in Hilo and AM 790 in Kona.

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Cincinnati will host the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14. It will be televised by FOX affiliate KHON2 and broadcast on ESPN Radio locally.

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