Shohei Otani marginally ahead of Jordan Alvarez in All-Star voting

Shohei Otani is leading the vote to start the Major League Baseball All-Star Game as the American League’s designated hitter, according to preliminary results released Thursday by MLB.com.

The two-sided Los Angeles Angels star received 51% of the vote for the AL DH starting spot in an individual vote against Houston Astros slugger Jordan Alvarez, who scored 49 percent.

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