Shohei Ohtani To Start, Leadoff MLB All-Star Game

(Denver, CO)  --  Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will be leading off both on the mound and at the plate in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.  Ohtani was announced as the starting pitcher for the American League and will bat leadoff for the group.  Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was tabbed as the starter for the National League, with San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. batting leadoff.  Ohtani is the second Japanese player to be tabbed as the starting pitcher for an All-Star Game, following in the footsteps of Hideo Nomo, who did it in 1995 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

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