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MLB All-Star Game Voting 2012: David Ortiz Leads American League Designated Hitters

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz continues to lead American League All-Star Game voting at his position, according to the latest balloting results released by the MLB on Monday.

Ortiz (2,390,132 votes) now leads his closest competitor, Michael Young of the Texas Rangers, by a healthy margin of 497,982 votes.

Ortiz would be the only player from the Red Sox in the All-Star starting lineup if voting ended now, but second baseman Dustin Pedroia (third place at his position, trailing by 1,248,649 votes) still has a long-shot chance to overcome Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers and Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees.

Jacoby Ellsbury, who has missed most of the season with a shoulder injury, is 14th in the voting among A.L. outfielders.

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Fans have until June 28 to vote for the All-Star game, and can cast their ballots at

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