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Updated Jul 6, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt voted to All-Star Game as National League starter

Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt is greeted by teammates after scoring off a two-RBI single by teammate David Peralta against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning in a baseball game Friday, June 27, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

For the second consecutive season, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be going to the Midsummer Classic.

This time, however, he'll be doing so as a National League starter.

Goldschmidt, who finished play Sunday with a .310 batting average to go along with 16 home runs, NL-leading 32 doubles and 58 RBI, is the first D-back to be voted into the All-Star Game since Luis Gonzalez achieved the feat back in 2001.

Claiming the starting nod was not difficult for the 26-year-old, as he cruised (3,516,890 votes) to a comfortable victory over Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (1,888,648 votes) and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (1,746,904 votes).

The NL MVP runner-up from a season ago is also the first player from Arizona to play in back-to-back All Star Games since right-hander Dan Haren (2008-09).

The 2014 All-Star Game takes place July 15 at Target Field and can be seen on FOX starting at 5 p.m.

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