Scherzer, Sale to start MLB All-Star Game

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer will start for the National League in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in his home stadium while Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will oppose him.

The game will start at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, with Fox providing television coverage.

While Scherzer is taking the mound on his home field of Nationals Park, Sale will be starting his third straight All-Star Game for the American League.

Scherzer is the league-leader with 182 strikeouts and is also tied for National League lead with 12 wins. Fellow All-Star pitchers Aaron Nola and Jon Lester also have 12 wins.

He also leads the NL in strikeouts with 182 while ranking third with his 2.41 ERA.

This will be Scherzer’s third All-Star Game start, having started last year’s game in Miami and the 2013 edition at Citi Field when he was with the Detroit Tigers.

Sale leads the AL with a 2.24 ERA and has posted a 10-4 record so far this season. Those 10 wins have him tied for eighth in the AL. He also leads the majors with 188 strikeouts.

AL manager AJ Hinch will lead off with Mookie Betts followed by Jose Altuve and Mike Trout, with J.D. Martinez in the clean-up spot. The rest of the lineup continues with Jose Ramirez batting fifth, Aaron Judge sixth, Manny Machado in the seventh spot, Jose Abreu eighth and Salvador Perez at the bottom.

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NL manager Dave Roberts picked Javier Baez to lead off, followed by Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt, with Freddie Freeman as clean-up hitter. The rest of the NL lineup concludes with Matt Kemp fifth, hometown slugger Bryce Harper sixth, Nick Markakis seventh, Brandon Crawford eighth and Wilson Contreras in the ninth spot.

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