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2018 Celebrity Softball Game: Full list of participants and details on how to watch

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2018 Celebrity Softball Game: Full list of participants and details on how to watch

It’s one of the more underrated moments of the MLB All-Star weekend, an All-Star game of some sorts. It’s filled with celebrities and fan-favorites, just like any other baseball game. 

But this one is different: It’s the Celebrity All-Star game.

Filled with laughter and a side of actual semi-quality softball, the event showcases actors, actresses and professional athletes across the spectrum.

And yes, once again, long-time manager Jamie Foxx will be there. This time, the Oscar and Grammy Award winner will look to take home the win after falling 28-22 in last year’s game. Foxx was the winning manager back in 2016. 

There will also be a taste of local D.C. flavor in the contest, as Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Wizards point guard John Wall will participate. Hopefully, he won’t be on the mound. 

Here are all the details you need to know before the Celebrity Softball game:

When: Sunday, July 15

Where: Nationals Park

TV: Live on MLB Network at 7:30 p.m., or 30 minutes after the Futures game

Tape Delay: Monday, July 16 on ESPN at 10 p.m., or directly after the 2018 Home Run Derby

Who else will be there?

In addition to Foxx, Norman and Wall the following actors, actresses, hosts and professional athletes will participate: 

Ashley Greene — Actress — Alice Cullen in “Twilight”

Dascha Polanco — Actress — Daya Diaz in “Orange is the New Black”

Taylor Kinney — Actor — Kelly Severide in “Chicago Fire”

Christopher Jackson —Actor — George Washington in “Hamilton” the musical

Skai Jackson — Actress — Zuri Ross in “Jessie” and “Bunk’d”

Brandon Larracuente — Actor — Jeff Atkins in “13 Reasons Why”

Quincy Brown — Actor — Chris Collins in “Brotherly Love” 

Bill Nye — Host — The TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy”

Scott Rogowsky — Host — The game show app “HQ”

Jessica Mendoza —Broadcaster, former softball player — ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball 

Jennie Finch — Former softball player and Olympian  

Mike Mizanin — Wrestler — On WWE as “The Miz”

We can’t forget about the former MLB players as well:

Torii Hunter — 19-year veteran and 5x All-Star — Won the Gold Glove nine straight seasons

Tim Raines — 23-year veteran and 7x All-Star — Fifth in MLB with 808 career stolen bases

Bernie Williams — 16-year veteran and 5x All-Star — Won the World Series four times with the Yankees

Cliff Floyd — 17-year veteran and 1x All-Star — Won the World Series his first year with the then-Florida Marlins

Steve Finley — 19-year veteran and 2x All-Star — Led MLB twice in triples

Andre Dawson — 21-year veteran and 8x All-Star — Was the MVP in 1987 when he led the National League in home runs (49) and RBI (137)

Carlos Pena —14-year veteran and 1x All-Star — Led the American League in home runs (39) in 2009 


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Nationals Roundup: Late Victor Robles magic not enough as Braves walk-off Nats

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Nationals Roundup: Late Victor Robles magic not enough as Braves walk-off Nats

As you would expect a first-place NL East team to do, the Atlanta Braves bounced back to even the series with Washington Friday night inside SunTrust Park. Josh Donaldson erased Victor Robles' game-tying, two-run home run with his walk-off single in the ninth. Atlanta improved to 59-40 and increased its lead over the Nationals to 6.5 games with a 4-3 final. 

Consider these notes as Washington grinds through a pivotal series in Atlanta: 

Player Notes:

Washington's first-year lefty didn't have his best stuff going Friday night in Atlanta. Patrick Corbin tossed just five innings allowing eight hits, two runs, two walks on 100 pitches. He struck out five Braves on his 30th birthday. 

The Nationals' third baseman has brought new meaning to the word 'consistency' all year long in his first season as an All-Star. Two games into this four-game series in Atlanta, Anthony Rendon has five hits, a walk, and 2 RBI.  

Victor Robles brought the fireworks in the ninth at SunTrust Park. The 22-year-old delivered a game-tying, two-run home run off Luke Jackson. The long-ball traveled a whopping 446 feet. 

The Fernando Rodney experience was alive and well. Davey Martinez made the questionable decision to bring his 42-year-old back out in the ninth for a second consecutive inning. It backfired. Just 14 of his 32 pitches were thrown for strikes. 


SP Max Scherzer: Back, Expected to be out until at least Jul 25

RP Jonny Venters: Back, Expected to be out until at least Jul 26

SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, Expected to be out until at least Jul 20

RP Justin Miller: Shoulder, Expected to be out until at least Jul 20

RP Koda Glover: Elbow, Expected to be out until at least Aug 7

RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, Expected to be out until at least Jul 26

Coming Up:

Saturday 7/20: Nationals at Braves, 7:20 p.m., SunTrust Park 

Sunday 7/21: Nationals at Braves, 7:20 p.m., SunTrust Park 

Monday 7/22: Nationals vs. Rockies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park 


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Donaldson's 9th-inning single lifts Braves over Nats 4-3 despite Robles' heroics

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Donaldson's 9th-inning single lifts Braves over Nats 4-3 despite Robles' heroics

Donaldson's 9th-inning single lifts Braves over Nats 4-3

ATLANTA -- Josh Donaldson's bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday night after Luke Jackson allowed a tying, two-run homer to Victor Robles in the top half.

Ronald Acuna Jr., who had three hits, led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk off Rodney (0-3) and took second on Dansby Swanson's single. Freddie Freeman walked on four pitches, loading the bases.

Nationals manager Dave Martinez brought in left fielder Juan Soto as a fifth infielder, including three on the left side against the right-handed hitting Donaldson.

Donaldson hit a 2-0 pitch over Robles to center-field warning track, and the Braves boosted their NL East lead to 6 games over the second-place Nationals. Atlanta had lost its previous five home games against Washington.

Robles' homer went 446 feet to left, giving Jackson his seventh blown save in 24 chances.

Julio Teheran gave up one hit through five scoreless innings and retired 14 consecutive hitters before pinch-hitter Gerardo Parra singled with one out in the sixth. Anthony Rendon chased Teheran with a two-out RBI single.

Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin couldn't win on his 30th birthday while paired with catcher Yan Gomes, who turned 32. Corbin and Gomes became only the second pitcher-catcher tandem to start together on their birthdays since 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Chicago Cubs pitcher Dave Hillman and catcher Jim Fanning did it against Pittsburgh on Sept. 14, 1957.

Corbin allowed two runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out Ozzie Albies with the bases loaded in the first and fanned Albies to end the fifth with two out.

Albies hit a two-out double in the fourth and scored on Austin Riley's double. Freeman was 2 for 20 in his career against Corbin before his RBI single in the fifth.

Acuna's RBI double against Tanner Rainey gave the Braves a 3-1 lead.


Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer, on the 10-day IL since July 10 with an injury originally announced as a mid-back strain, was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday to address inflammation in the bursa sac under his right shoulder blade. Scherzer still has some discomfort and must throw a bullpen session before cleared to pitch in a game. With Scherzer unavailable, RHP Austin Voth is expected to start in Sunday night's series finale.

Braves: RHP Patrick Weigel, who had Tommy John surgery in 2017, was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his major league debut Saturday. RHP Wes Parsons also was recalled from Gwinnett. RHPs Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint were optioned to Gwinnett.


Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-6, 3.71) is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts this season against the Braves, his former team.

Braves: Rookie RHP Mike Soroka (10-1, 2.24) will try to win his sixth straight decision on Saturday night. The 21-year-old right-hander became the youngest pitcher in franchise history to be selected an All-Star.