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MLB All-Star Game 2017 how to watch, livestream, starters

MLB All-Star Game 2017 how to watch, livestream, starters

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will kick off Tuesday night at Marlins Park with Chris Sale squaring off against the Nationals' Max Scherzer as the starters on the mound.

This season, the exhibition game of America's pastime will be exactly as described: an exhibition with nothing on the line, not even homefield advantage for the World Series. 

Despite all of the long-ball hitters and top pitchers in the contest, it has never been a homer fest or a pitcher's dual. Expect more of the same with average scoring and whoever gets a three or more run lead, control the rest of the ball game. 

Will this be the year though the National League breaks through the American League dominance? The A.L. has won the past four All-Star Games and 11 of the past 14. There was a lone stretch where the N.L. won three years in a row from 2010-2012.

WHEN IS THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The 2017 MLB All-Star game will take place Tuesday, July 11 with first pitch scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET. Coverage of the game will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

HOW DO I WATCH THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The 2017 MLB All-Star game will be broadcasted nationally on FOX from Marlin's Park in Miami, Florida.

HOW TO WATCH THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME ONLINE?

The livestream of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be on FOX Sports Go

WHO IS STARTING THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The starting pitchers are Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox) from the A.L. and Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals). Here are the remaining starting line-ups for the position players: 

American League:

1. Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
2. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland Indians
3. Aaron Judge, LF, New York Yankees
4. George Springer, CF, Houston Astros
5. Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
6. Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
7. Corey Dickerson, DH, Tampa Bay Rays
8. Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals
9. Mookie Betts, RF, Boston Red Sox (Replacing the injured Mike Trout)

National League

1. Charlie Blackmon, CF, Colorado Rockies
2. Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Miami Marlins
3. Bryce Harper, RF, Washington Nationals
4. Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants
5. Daniel Murphy, 2B, Washington Nationals
6. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies
7. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals
8. Marcell Ozuna, LF, Miami Marlins
9. Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds

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With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

With Ross placed on 60-day DL, Nationals agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever

WASHINGTON  -- The Washington Nationals say they have agreed to a one-year deal with 40-year-old reliever Joaquin Benoit.

The team announced the move Wednesday, along with placing pitcher Joe Ross on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery in July.

The Nationals didn't release terms of the agreement, though a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that it was for $1 million.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't official at the time.

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Benoit is a right-hander who first reached the big leagues in 2001. 

He has played for eight teams, finishing last year with Pittsburgh.

He has 764 career appearances, going 58-49 with a 3.83 ERA and 53 saves.

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It's Day 1 of spring training and Bryce Harper is already done taking questions regarding his future

It's Day 1 of spring training and Bryce Harper is already done taking questions regarding his future

So if you have not heard, Bryce Harper is going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2018 season.

All off-season talking heads, baseball aficionados, radio hosts, etc. were speculating on where the outfielder’s destination will be next year.

And we are still a year away from it actually happening.

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Reporting to spring training on Monday, Harper did not waste any time telling the media how his press conferences were going to play out this season.

“If guys do [ask], or talk anything about that, I will be walking right out the door.”

Entering his seventh season with the Washington Nationals, the 25-year-old is coming off the second-best season, statistically, of his career. The 2015 NL MVP has hit .285 in his career, with 150 home runs and 421 RBIs. Unquestionably he is the face of the Nationals’ organization, if not, the best player in the team’s history.

If he does end the season without a contract extension, he will join Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, and Barry Bonds as the top sought out free agents in MLB history.

One thing is for certain in terms of Harper’s free agency; Harper has given no inclination on where his landing spot will be.  The top three cities are of course his favorite childhood team, the New York Yankees; joining with one of his closest friends with the Chicago Cubs; or just staying with Washington.

Wherever he does land, it does appear that it will be the largest contract given to a free agent ever.

As for now we just wait and direct any of your calls to his agent Scott Boras.

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