Here is a look at the starting batting order for each team in tonight's 2017 MLB All-Star game.
A pair of former La Crosse Loggers lived up to the hype surrounding them entering Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game.
The 2018 All-Star Game is already scheduled for Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. while the 2019 contest will be played in Cleveland. McCullers even bought a Scherzer jersey to send over to the National League clubhouse on Tuesday for the fellow righthander to autograph. In 2015, the Kansas City Royals also had seven representatives. The pennant-winners will once again be on their own, their regular season record the only criterion, when Game 1 finds them either in home whites or road grays some 14 weeks from now. And we can't forget the significant fact that Sale, who has yet to pitch in the postseason, wanted to play for a victor. This is down from 34 for the 2016 game.
We can have fan voting, or we can have a meaningful game. If people want someone to play, they will vote for him.
"It was nice having home-field advantage last season", Andrew Miller said. In a celebration of Latin America's influence on the game, Hall of Famers from baseball hot spots such Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic threw out first pitches.
Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams. Cruz got a photo with plate umpire Joe West before an at-bat, Molina was high-fiving opponents after a home run and someone stuck a used piece of chewing gum on the hat of unsuspecting American League manager Brad Mills. The players have never been tested more for performance boosting drugs.
Cano, playing in his eighth All-Star game, was named MVP - which won him a new Chevrolet Corvette.
Overall, this was a pitching dominated Mid-Summer Classic, but the close nature of it made things really interesting in the final frames.
For the first time since 2002, when the game ended in a 7-7 tie, the All-Star game will not see the winning squad awarded home-field advantage in the upcoming World Series, and that is a good thing! For at least the next five World Series, home field will go to the competitor with the superior record.
2008 - The 79th All-Star Game lasts four hours and 50 minutes, the longest in history. We've had some ties for a while and played against each other for a while, too. Cruz pulled a phone out of a uniform trousers pocket when he stepped to the plate and asked Molina to take a picture of him posing with West, who last month became the third ump to work 5,000 regular-season games.