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2018 MLB All-Star Game preview: How to watch, line-ups

How will Patrick Corbin, Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke do?

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The 2018 MLB All-Star Game is Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., with the American League looking for a sixth consecutive win over the National League in the midsummer classic.

Fox will televise the All-Star Game for a whopping 18th consecutive year and 20th overall. Joe Buck and analyst John Smoltz, an eight-time All-Star in his playing days, will call the action. Reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report during the game from the dugouts.

Online coverage is available through Fox Sports Go.

Pregame coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with studio coverage from host Kevin Burkhardt and an analyst trio of Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and David Ortiz that combined for 29 All-Star appearances themselves.

The broadcast shifts to Fox at 7:30 p.m., with the game scheduled to start shortly after 8 p.m.

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is an All-Star for the seventh straight season, and he will start for the American League for the third consecutive season, just the third player to do that in the midsummer classic.

“The competition is the best. I mean, you look at both of these lineups and up the best hitters on the planet in these lineups,” Sale said on Monday. “You definitely have to have your stuff together and go out there and just compete.”

All-Star Game TV and streaming info

  • Location: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
  • Time: 5 p.m. Arizona time
  • TV: Fox
  • Streaming online: Fox Sports Go

Today's Lineups

Mookie Betts, RF, Red Sox Javier Baez, 2B, Cubs
Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies
Mike Trout, CF, Angels Paul Goldschmidt, DH, Diamondbacks
J.D. Martinez, DH, Red Sox Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves
Jose Ramirez, 3B, Indians Matt Kemp, LF, Dodgers
Aaron Judge, LF, Yankees Bryce Harper, CF, Nationals
Manny Machado, SS, Orioles Nick Markakis, RF, Braves
Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants
Salvador Perez, C, Royals Willson Contreras, C, Cubs
Chris Sale, SP, Red Sox Max Scherzer, SP, Nationals

Paul Goldschmidt starts for the Diamondbacks as the National League’s DH. It’ll be his third time as a starter, following appearances in 2014 and 2015, both at first. No other Arizona player has started more than one All-Star Game: Jay Bell and Matt Williams did so in 1999, with Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez and Curt Schilling each doing so from 2000 through 2002. The five position players have gone a combined 3-for-12 in their appearances, with one walk and no-extra base hits. Goldschmidt was the last D-back with an extra-base hit, doubling in 2013, but we’re still waiting, after 42 at-bats, for the first Arizona home-run in the All-Star Game. We have only three RBI too, the last by Gonzo in 2005.

We’ll see whether Patrick Corbin or Zack Greinke get into the game. Corbin took the loss in the 2013 All-Star Game, allowing a run on two hits in the fourth inning; Greinke worked a scoreless sixth inning last year. Interesting to note that Byung-Hyun Kim is the only Arizona reliever ever to play in an All-Star Game, retiring one of the four batters faced in 2002. Jose Valverde was selected in 2007, but did not get to take the mound. No Diamondback has ever been given the W or a save, with Corbin’s loss the only decision so far awarded to an Arizonan pitcher.