2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was hosted by the Washington Nationals and was played at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018. It was televised nationally by Fox. The American League beat the National League 8–6, in 10 innings.

The host city was announced on April 6, 2015, by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred;[1] it was the fifth All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1969, when the second Washington Senators hosted. It was also the first time that the Nationals had hosted the All-Star Game, and the first time that the Nationals franchise had hosted it since 1982, when the franchise played as the Montreal Expos.

The two leagues came into the game with identical 43–43–2 records and both had scored exactly 361 runs each in All-Star Game history. The game also broke a home run record, as ten home runs were hit in the game; the previous record being six. All but one run was scored by way of a home run. This is the second consecutive game the AL has won in the 10th inning.

The national rating for the game was 5.2, down from 6.5 in 2017.[2]

2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
2018 MLB All-Star Game logo
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 13 0
National League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 6 7 1
DateJuly 17, 2018
VenueNationals Park
CityWashington, D.C.
Managers
MVPAlex Bregman (HOU)
Attendance43,843
Ceremonial first pitchJames McCloughan
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (outside of the United States)
TV announcersJoe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci (Fox)
Dan Shulman and Buck Martinez (MLB International)
RadioESPN Radio
Radio announcersJon Sciambi and Chris Singleton

Fan balloting

Starters

Balloting began on June 1 and ended on July 5.[3] As in previous games, the top vote-getters at each position will be the selected starters for their respective positions, barring any suspensions, injuries or other issues. The reserve players are picked in a more convoluted way involving fan votes, players, and Commissioner's Office. For the fourth year, voting was conducted online exclusively.[4] The results were announced on July 8.[5]

Final roster spot

After the rosters were finalized, a second ballot of five players per league was created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 32nd and final player of each roster. The online balloting was conducted from July 8 through July 11.[6] The winners of the All-Star Final Vote were Jean Segura of the American League's Seattle Mariners and Jesús Aguilar of the National League's Milwaukee Brewers.[7]

National League
Player Team Pos.
Jesús Aguilar Brewers 1B
Brandon Belt Giants 1B
Matt Carpenter Cardinals 3B
Max Muncy Dodgers 1B
Trea Turner Nationals SS
American League
Player Team Pos.
Andrew Benintendi Red Sox OF
Eddie Rosario Twins OF
Jean Segura Mariners SS
Andrelton Simmons Angels SS
Giancarlo Stanton Yankees OF

Rosters

National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Willson Contreras Cubs 1
1B Freddie Freeman Braves 3
2B Javier Báez Cubs 1
3B Nolan Arenado Rockies 4
SS Brandon Crawford Giants 2
OF Nick Markakis Braves 1
OF Matt Kemp Dodgers 3
OF Bryce Harper Nationals 6
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Yadier Molina[B] Cardinals 9
C Buster Posey# Giants 6
C J. T. Realmuto Marlins 1
1B Jesús Aguilar Brewers 1
1B Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 6
1B Joey Votto Reds 6
2B Ozzie Albies Braves 1
2B Scooter Gennett Reds 1
3B Eugenio Suárez Reds 1
SS Trevor Story Rockies 1
OF Charlie Blackmon Rockies 3
OF Lorenzo Cain Brewers 2
OF Christian Yelich Brewers 1
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 2
Jacob deGrom Mets 2
Sean Doolittle# Nationals 2
Mike Foltynewicz Braves 1
Zack Greinke[E] Diamondbacks 5
Josh Hader Brewers 1
Brad Hand Padres 2
Kenley Jansen Dodgers 3
Jeremy Jeffress[F] Brewers 1
Jon Lester# Cubs 5
Miles Mikolas# Cardinals 1
Aaron Nola Phillies 1
Max Scherzer Nationals 6
Ross Stripling[D] Dodgers 1
Felipe Vázquez Pirates 1

American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Wilson Ramos# Rays 2
1B José Abreu White Sox 2
2B José Altuve Astros 6
3B José Ramírez Indians 2
SS Manny Machado Orioles 4
OF Mookie Betts Red Sox 3
OF Mike Trout Angels 7
OF Aaron Judge Yankees 2
DH J. D. Martinez Red Sox 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Salvador Pérez Royals 6
C Yan Gomes[J] Indians 1
1B Mitch Moreland Red Sox 1
2B Jed Lowrie[C] Athletics 1
2B Gleyber Torres# Yankees 1
3B Alex Bregman Astros 1
SS Francisco Lindor Indians 3
SS Jean Segura Mariners 2
OF Michael Brantley Indians 3
OF Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 1
OF Mitch Haniger Mariners 1
OF George Springer Astros 2
DH Nelson Cruz Mariners 6
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Trevor Bauer[A] Indians 1
José Berríos Twins 1
Aroldis Chapman# Yankees 5
Gerrit Cole Astros 2
Edwin Díaz Mariners 1
J. A. Happ Blue Jays 1
Joe Jiménez Tigers 1
Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 7
Corey Kluber# Indians 3
Charlie Morton[H] Astros 1
Chris Sale Red Sox 7
Luis Severino Yankees 2
Blake Snell[G] Rays 1
Blake Treinen Athletics 1
Justin Verlander# Astros 7

Roster notes

  1. ^ Trevor Bauer was named as the roster replacement for Justin Verlander due to Verlander starting on Sunday.[8]
  2. ^ Yadier Molina was named as the roster replacement for Buster Posey due to injury.[9]
  3. ^ Jed Lowrie was named as the roster replacement for Gleyber Torres due to injury.[10]
  4. ^ Ross Stripling was named as the roster replacement for Miles Mikolas due to Mikolas starting on Sunday.[11]
  5. ^ Zack Greinke was named as the roster replacement for Jon Lester due to Lester starting on Sunday.[12]
  6. ^ Jeremy Jeffress was named as the roster replacement for Sean Doolittle due to injury.[13]
  7. ^ Blake Snell was named as the roster replacement for Corey Kluber due to injury.[14]
  8. ^ Charlie Morton was named as the roster replacement for Aroldis Chapman due to injury.[14]
  9. ^ Salvador Pérez was named starter in place of Wilson Ramos due to injury.[15]
  10. ^ Yan Gomes was named as the roster replacement for Wilson Ramos due to injury.[16]
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).

Game summary

Starting lineup

National
Order Player Team Position
1 Javier Báez Cubs 2B
2 Nolan Arenado Rockies 3B
3 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks DH
4 Freddie Freeman Braves 1B
5 Matt Kemp Dodgers LF
6 Bryce Harper Nationals CF
7 Nick Markakis Braves RF
8 Brandon Crawford Giants SS
9 Willson Contreras Cubs C
Max Scherzer Nationals P
American
Order Player Team Position
1 Mookie Betts Red Sox RF
2 José Altuve Astros 2B
3 Mike Trout Angels CF
4 J. D. Martinez Red Sox DH
5 José Ramírez Indians 3B
6 Aaron Judge Yankees LF
7 Manny Machado Orioles SS
8 José Abreu White Sox 1B
9 Salvador Pérez Royals C
Chris Sale Red Sox P

Line score

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:23 pm (EDT)
Nationals Park in Washington, D. C.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 13 0
National League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 6 7 1
Starting pitchers:
AL: Chris Sale
NL: Max Scherzer
WP: Edwin Díaz (1–0)   LP: Ross Stripling (0–1)   Sv: J. A. Happ (1)
Home runs:
AL: Aaron Judge (1), Mike Trout (1), Jean Segura (1), Alex Bregman (1), George Springer (1)
NL: Willson Contreras (1), Trevor Story (1), Christian Yelich (1), Scooter Gennett (1), Joey Votto (1)
Attendance: 43,843. Time: 3:34.
Umpires: HPTed Barrett (crew chief); 1BJim Reynolds; 2BAlfonso Márquez; 3BAndy Fletcher; LFMike Muchlinski; RFCory Blaser; Replay Official – Marvin Hudson [17]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nationals Park draws 2018 All-Star Game". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. April 7, 2015. p. C3. Retrieved June 16, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Double TV coverage set for Cards-Cubs game Sunday". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "All-Star Ballot". MLB.com. Retrieved June 16, 2018. Voting ends July 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  4. ^ "All-Star Game roster rules FAQ". MLB.com. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Riveting All-Stars earn their stripes for DC trip". MLB.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.mlb.com/news/final-vote-has-two-asg-spots-up-for-grabs/c-284892562
  7. ^ Adler, David. "Segura, Aguilar win MLB Final Vote". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "8:15 p.m. Sun: Five Indians, one Pirate make all-star squads". Tribtoday.com. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (July 9, 2018). "Yadier Molina added to NL All-Star team". MLB.com.
  10. ^ "Lowrie named to first All-Star team". MLB.com. July 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Stripling added to NL All-Star team". MLB.com. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  12. ^ "Greinke to replace Lester on NL All-Star roster". MLB.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jeffress becomes fifth Brewer on All-Star team". Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Snell, Morton named to AL All-Star roster". MLB.com. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Salvy replacing Ramos as AL's starting catcher". MLB.com. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  16. ^ "Tribe catcher Gomes added to AL All-Star team". MLB.com. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "Umpires, coaches & official scorers announced for 2018 All-Star Game". MLB.com. Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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