Back at Dodger Stadium is the Midsummer Classic. The MLB All-Star Game will be held at the storied, scenic Los Angeles location on Tuesday night for the first time since 1980.
The All-Star Game was initially set for this evening in 2020, but it was postponed when MLB compressed its schedule amid the pandemic.
In a scene straight out of Hollywood, former Dodger Clayton Kershaw will start for the National League. Shane McClanahan, a starter for the Tampa Bay Rays, will pitch for the American League.
The pitchers and reserves were decided by player ballots and the league office, while the starting lineups were determined by fans through a voting method.
With the addition of retired St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols in the National League and Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in the American League, Commissioner Rob Manfred added a legend to each squad. There were several replacements added to the squad as a result of injuries and player withdrawals.
The game represents the finale of events that lasted almost a week and featured the Futures Game, the MLB draft, and Juan Soto’s victory in the Home Run Derby.
When is the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?
Tuesday, July 19, at 8 p.m. ET.
Where is the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
How to watch the 2022 MLB All-Star Game
2022 MLB All-Star Game odds
NL: -115 moneyline at BetMGM
AL: -105 moneyline at BetMGM
The American League All-Stars have won eight All-Star Games in a row. Can the NL change its fortunes with Clayton Kershaw on the mound at home? Well, it’s only a slight lean, but BetMGM had the NL as favorites to break the streak.
The over/under sat at 7.5 runs on Tuesday morning.
MLB All-Star Game starting lineups
1. Shohei Ohtani, DH, Los Angeles Angels
2. Aaron Judge, RF, New York Yankees
3. Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox
4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
5. Giancarlo Stanton, LF, New York Yankees
6. Byron Buxton, CF, Minnesota Twins
7. Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox
8. Andres Gimenez, 2B, Cleveland Guardians
9. Alejandro Kirk, C, Toronto Blue Jays
Shane McClanahan, P, Tampa Bay Rays
1. Ronald Acuña Jr., RF, Atlanta Braves
2. Mookie Betts, CF, Los Angeles Dodgers
3. Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres
4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
5. Trea Turner, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
6. Willson Contreras, C, Chicago Cubs
7. William Contreras, DH, Atlanta Braves
8. Joc Pederson, LF, San Francisco Giants
9. Jeff McNeil, 2B, New York Mets
AL tiebreaker lineup
Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners
Ty France, Seattle Mariners
Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros
NL tiebreaker lineup
Pete Alonso, New York Mets
Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies
During the game, the Fox booth has been interacting live with players on the field, particularly pitchers who are on the mound. Alek Manoah, a right-hander for the Blue Jays, was having a blast on the mound as he struck out three opponents in one inning of work. With two strikes, Manoah asked the booth what kind of pitch to throw to Jeff McNeil, but John Smoltz’s proposed back-foot slider ended up hitting McNeil in the foot.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees hit a massive two-run home bomb off Dodgers NL pitcher Tony Gonsolin to tie the game with the AL behind 2-0. The following batter, Byron Buxton, responded with his own home run to give the AL a 3-2 advantage. They were the first back-to-back homers in the All-Star Game since 2018, when Alex Bregman and George Springer in the 10th inning.
After a dramatic first inning, the NL leads 2-0.
Ronald Acua Jr. doubled down the left field line to start the bottom of the first inning, then moved around to score on Mookie Betts’ RBI single. The following batter, Manny Machado, hit a clean grounder that second baseman Andres Gimenez snagged and turned into a 4-6-3 double play.
Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals blasted a single home run off of Shane McLanahan of the American League with two outs to make it 2-0.
On the first pitch of the game, Shohei Ohtani singles before being picked off.
Ohtani declared before stepping up to the plate that his approach would be “first pitch, first swing,” and he followed through by hitting to center field to open the 2022 All-Star Game off against National League starter Clayton Kershaw.