The White Sox had the upper hand in the first game of the three-game series in Chicago, but Yu Darvish and the Rangers have held their edge at the polls.
In the latest standings released Tuesday (vote totals are not revealed), Darvish remains in the lead, with Chicago starter Jake Peavy in second. They are followed, in order, by Baltimore's Jason Hammel, Kansas City's Jonathan Broxton and the Angels' Ernesto Frieri.
Darvish's National League running mate, Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill, isn't faring as well. He slipped to last place in the NL voting.
With Atlanta's Chipper Jones being added to the NL roster in place of the injured Matt Kemp, and thereby removed from the final vote, the Cardinals' David Freese has taken over the NL lead, followed by Washington's Bryce Harper, Atlanta's Michael Bourn and Hill.
Voting at MLB.com continues until 3 p.m. CT Thursday, and the winners will be announced soon thereafter.
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