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Freeman and Puig finished ahead of San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence, Washington shortstop Ian Desmond, and Los Angeles first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

MLB said a record 79.2 million votes were cast between the two leagues, easily cruising past the previous record of 68.6 million from 2009. Votes were cast through text message, Twitter and MLB.com.

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AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles and freelancer Amy Jinker-Lloyd in Atlanta contributed to this report.