Wright holds All-Star lead; Panda charging


NEW YORK -- David Wright, despite a 2-for-39 slump, continues to lead the NL All-Star voting at the third base in the latest intermediate tally released by MLB. San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval,a perennial voting nemesis, is charging:

lastname Sandoval

lastname Wright Wright, Mets, 1,051,640

Sandoval, Giants, 973,221

Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 895,905

Aramis Ramirez, Brewers, 814,627

Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 692,745

Meanwhile, Daniel Murphy remains a distant fifth at second base:

Chase Utley, Phillies, 1,678,843

Neil Walker, Pirates, 997,347

Dee Gordon, Dodgers, 898,226

Brandon Phillips, Reds, 574,300

Murphy, Mets, 560,660

The All-Star Game will be played July 15 at Minnesota.