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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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Soto, Harper homer in Nats' win over Padres

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Soto, Harper homer in Nats' win over Padres

WASHINGTON -- Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday.

Mark Reynolds had two solo home runs for the Nationals, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Bryce Harper had a homer and an RBI double.

Soto's drive highlighted a five-run second inning for Washington. The promising outfielder, who played for three minor league teams this season, hit the first pitch from Robbie Erlin (1-3) over the Nationals bullpen in left-center field. Soto also singled.

Soto's homer traveled an estimated 442 feet at Nationals Park. He earned a standing ovation from the crowd and the teenager responded by taking a curtain call. Per Baseball-Reference.com, Soto became the first teenager to hit a home run in a major league game since Harper on Sept. 30, 2012.

Called up to Washington on Sunday, Soto became the first 19-year-old to make his major league debut since Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias in 2016. He entered that game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and struck out.

Washington's starting left fielder began the season at Class A Hagerstown. He hit a combined .362 with 14 homers and 52 RBIs in his three minor league stops.

Gio Gonzalez (5-2) allowed two runs and two hits in seven innings.

San Diego's Franmil Reyes, playing in his seventh career game, also hit his first career home run.

Trea Turner hit a pair of RBI doubles for Washington. Reynolds had three hits.

Erlin surrendered six runs and seven hits over four innings in his third start of the season. San Diego had won three in a row.

Reyes connected for a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Padres' lineup generated little else against Gonzalez, who allowed one run over six innings in a no-decision at San Diego on May 9.

2018 MLB POWER RANKINGS AND OTHER NATS NEWS:

- Rankings Update: Where does your team fall?
- Cause For Concern?: How worried should Nats fans be?
- Very Persuasive: How Rizzo convinced Reynolds to come to D.C.

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Juan Soto crushes a homer in the first at-bat of his first-ever start

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Juan Soto crushes a homer in the first at-bat of his first-ever start

Juan Soto, the highly-regarded 19-year-old Nationals' prospect, got his first major league start of his career tonight. 

How did it go, you ask? Surely it would take Soto - who was in Single-A less than two weeks ago - some time to adjust? 

What were you doing at 19??

2018 MLB POWER RANKINGS AND OTHER NATS NEWS:

- Rankings Update: Where does your team fall?
- Cause For Concern?: How worried should Nats fans be?
- Very Persuasive: How Rizzo convinced Reynolds to come to D.C.