It’s been two years since baseball’s biggest stars have gathered for the All-Star Game. After the pandemic forced the festivities to be canceled last year, Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic is back. And the location couldn’t be better for offensive fireworks in the All-Star Game tonight.
Originally slated to be held in Atlanta, MLB moved the event to Denver in response to a new Georgia election law that restricts voting access, and which critics say will particularly affect nonwhite people. The All-Star Game will take place at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. At its mile-high elevation, the thin air makes it the most hitter-friendly park in baseball.
Here’s how you can watch all of the All-Star action without cable.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels will be the first player in baseball history to hit and pitch in the All-Star Game.
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Who are the starters for the MLB All-Star Game?
For the National League, the starters are:
Buster Posey, C (Giants)
Freddie Freeman, 1B (Braves)
Adam Frazier, 2B (Pirates)
Nolan Arenado, 3B (Cardinals)
Fernando Tatis Jr., SS (Padres)
Ronald Acuña Jr., OF (Braves)
Nick Castellanos, OF (Reds)
Jesse Winker, OF (Reds)
For the American League, the starters are:
Salvador Perez, C (Royals)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B (Blue Jays)
Marcus Semien, 2B (Blue Jays)
Rafael Devers, 3B (Red Sox)
Xander Bogaerts, SS (Red Sox)
Mike Trout, OF (Angels)
Aaron Judge, OF (Yankees)
Teoscar Hernández, OF (Blue Jays)
Shohei Ohtani, DH (Angels)
Mike Trout was voted to his ninth All-Star Game but is recovering from an injured calf and will not play, so Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins will start in his place. Ronald Acuña Jr. tore his ACL on Saturday and will miss the rest of the season. Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds will take his place. Buster Posey was voted to start his seventh All-Star Game behind the plate for the National League but will miss the game with a hand injury. J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins will start at catcher.
Meanwhile, Shohei Ohtani will do it all. The Major League leader in home runs at the break, and the owner of a 3.49 ERA as a starting pitcher, made history by becoming the first player to be selected to the All-Star Game as both a position player and a pitcher. He’ll hit and pitch in the All-Star Game (and he also took part in last night’s Home Run Derby).
Which other players got picked for the All-Star Game?
You can see the full MLB All-Star Game rosters here, including reserves and pitchers.
How can I watch the All-Star Game?
The MLB All-Star Game starts tonight at 5:30 p.m. MT (7:30 p.m. ET) on Fox. Cable TV cord-cutters have a number of options for watching the All-Star Game via a live TV streaming service, detailed below. The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries Fox in your area.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide.
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