If Familia is going to make a run at this point, it will need to be a record sprint, with just hours to go before the polls close at 4 p.m. ET. Despite Familia's dominant first half -- 24 saves in 26 chances, a 1.12 ERA that ranks second among Major League closers -- he sits in last place in the National League voting, behind four other strong candidates.
The group is not one short on accolades.
Just ahead of Familia, in fourth place, is Rockies shortstop and four-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki. In third place is Clayton Kershaw, last season's National League MVP Award winner and NL Cy Young Award winner and a four-time ERA title winner.
Ahead of Kershaw is Reds starter Johnny Cueto, who led for much of the voting, until Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez benefitted from a late surge on Thursday to leapfrog into the top spot.
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Voting is open now at MLB.com to select the final player for each League's 34-man roster via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Fans can cast their votes from a list of five players from each League until 4 p.m. ET on Friday.
And the voting doesn't end there. During the All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile in Cincinnati on Tuesday, fans can once again visit MLB.com to submit their choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. Voting exclusively at MLB.com, online and via their mobile devices in the 2015 All-Star Game MVP Vote presented by Chevrolet, the fans' collective voice will represent 20 percent of the overall vote that determines the recipient of the Arch Ward Trophy.
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