MLB All-Star Game Live: Scores, Highlights, Results From Miami

John Bazemore  AP

John Bazemore AP

"You need teams to make another playoff run".

It's the first time Miami has held the All-Star Game. "There's so much going on in Florida during the baseball season".

Why The National League Might Win...

"It's slow. It's boring", the New York Yankees pitcher said. It was opened in 1966 and is considered antiquated. The newly crowned Home Run Derby champion is the most compelling player in baseball right now.

Last December, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred eliminated the All-Star Game's link to home-field advantage in the World Series. And in many cases, their most valuable trade chip will be the player (s) they sent to the All-Star Game.

Juan Marichal won the All-Star Game MVP award in 1965.

Oh, Don Mattingly's team is nine games back in that category as well.

"I don't feel like the game counting or what not was ever a huge motivation for the players", Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt said. The winners will receive $20,000 and the losers nothing. For example, to this day, people often talk about the exploits of Julius Erving, Michael Jordan and/or Spud Webb in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

The average ratio of relief pitchers to starters per game has climbed from 2.01 in 1990 to 3.15 last season. Last year in San Diego, it was 4-2. He pitched three scoreless innings and allowed just 1 hit.

Recently, studies conducted by the websites TheRinger.com and FiveThirtyEight.com both concluded that the ball has changed, with the former finding this year's ball has lower seams and smaller circumference than ones from the first half of 2015, and the latter finding these new balls are flying further. He flitted around the clubhouse, constantly chatting, and his teammates always knew where he was. However, with the arms that are going, there are no easy pitches either.

Scherzer, 32, will be making his second All-Star start. Kershaw is a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and (Scherzer) probably will be, too.

And there have been other electrifying all star events in various sports.

Speaking of the stage for this year's exhibition, Marlins Park also bears our mark.

With just a one-run lead heading into the 9th inning of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, Nelson Cruz came in to pinch hit and knocked a missile into the stands for a home run.

So far, Scherzer has lived up to the seven-year, $210 million contract he signed in 2015 with Washington.

Rockies third basemen Nolan Arenado is hitting from the sixth spot. Fans can still pass by the concourse and see Fernandez's No. 16 on an orange tribute wall adorning a pillar outside the stadium.

Brad Mills won't swing a bat Tuesday night. Giancarlo Stanton has five dingers in July, and both Charlie Blackmon and Marcell Ozuna have three.

Players to watch: OF Judge; OF Bellinger; SS Carlos Correa, 2B Jose Altuve, OF George Springer (Astros); OF Bryce Harper and RHP Max Scherzer (Nationals); LHP Chris Sale (Red Sox). Manager: Joe Maddon, Cubs. So be sure you have some stash of snacks back at home and get ready for the 88th MLB All-Star match tonight! It gave the Midsummer Classic a certain heft. "Spring training has been here for 100 years".

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