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Braves' McCann trailing early in all-star voting

Atlanta’s Brian McCann, right, celebrates with Martin Prado after hitting a two-run home run in Wednesday’s win against the Cardinals. The Braves have now won two games in a row since a frustrating eight-game losing streak and have seemed to right the ship heading into an off day.

Atlanta’s Brian McCann, right, celebrates with Martin Prado after hitting a two-run home run in Wednesday’s win against the Cardinals. The Braves have now won two games in a row since a frustrating eight-game losing streak and have seemed to right the ship heading into an off day.

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is trailing early in voting for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, scheduled for July 10 at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.

The Duluth grad, an all-star in each of his first six full major-league seasons and the All-Star Game MVP in 2010, needs to make up ground to be voted into this year's game. He also could be added to the team later, but being voted into a starting role is more special.

McCann currently sits third among National League catchers with 707,508 votes in the numbers released Tuesday by MLB. He trails leader Yadier Molina of St. Louis (1,100,048 votes) and second-place Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants (1,072,464).

Parkview grad Jeff Francoeur of the Kansas City Royals is 10th in voting for American League outfielders.

In the NL voting, Atlanta's Dan Uggla (872,136) has a substantial lead over second-place Brandon Phillips (586,835) of the Cincinnati Reds. The Braves' other top vote-getters sit in third place at their positions — Freddie Freeman at first base and Chipper Jones at third base.