Falling stars? Anthony Rizzo 5th, no Cub higher than 3rd in All-Star voting

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The hotter Anthony Rizzo gets, the further he seems to fall in the All-Star voting at his position – going from fourth among National League first basemen last week to fifth this week, with Cincinnati’s Joey Votto leap-frogging him all the way to third, in balloting released Tuesday.

Rizzo, who’s among the league leaders in every major offensive category and second only to Paul Goldschmidt in OPS among first basemen, shrugs it off.

“We can’t control those things,” said Rizzo, who seems likely to make the team through the subsequent players’ balloting.

“How could he not be on the team?” manager Joe Maddon said. “I’m really relying on common sense. If you’ve done what he’s done and cannot be on an All-Star team that would be kind of incredible.”

The highest-ranked Cub at any position was third baseman Kris Bryant, who ranked third behind the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter and the Reds’ Todd Frazier.

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