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SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Phillips' leadoff homer in the seventh inning of Cincinnati's 3-1 victory over San Francisco on Thursday gave him his 700th RBI as a member of the Reds -- the 12th player in team history to reach that mark.

Phillips has been a National League All-Star for three of the past four seasons and was a first-time starter last year. But in voting results released on Monday, he had dropped from fourth to fifth in balloting and needs a boost from fans if he wants a trip to Minneapolis.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15, on FOX.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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