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Monday night’s Home Run Derby, which gave the fans at Citi Field something to get excited about. Now it is time for all of the Major League Baseball’s best players to take center stage on the same field. Tuesday night marks that 84th MLB All-Star Game.
Unlike the other All-Star Games in the four other major sports, the baseball All-Star Game means something for the sport. The league that wins the game, will earn their representative home-field advantage in the World Series. The National League will be the home team tonight. They have won
the last three games while the American League won the previous seven games.
The National League will run out starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who in fact plays for the New York Mets. Harvey will give the home-town fans something rally behind and get excited for as they will cheer on their rising star. The American League will run out the Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer, who suffered his first loss of the season less than a week ago.
The A.L. will run out what looks to be the best starting lineup in an All-Star in recent memory, while the NL will try to use its talented pitching staff to slow down the AL offense.
The SportsCity office lets us know who they think will be winning tonight’s game.
J.J. Baccari @JJBACCARI: I think the A.L. will win tonight. Although the N.L. has a better pitching staff and will do whatever they can to slow down the A.L. offense, I do not think it is remotely possible. Joe Mauer, a former batting champion, is batting eighth in the A.L. lineup, that is enough for me.
Dan Duangdao @DanD_NBA: I think the A.L. will break the N.L.’s streak tonight. They have too much offensive fire power to be shut down. Trout, Cabrera, Cano, and Davis in the same lineup just does not seem fair in this case. A.L. wins 7-2.
Ryan Cole @JustRyCole: I think that the A.L. will win tonight. The American League is loaded with some tremendous hitters. Ultimately I feel that the stacked roster and closer in Rivera will allow them to pull away with a close victory.
Corey Hansford @TheeCoreyH: Going with the A.L. tonight. The lineup is insane, they’ve got enough pitchers with Scherzer, Felix, Darvish etc., and they will be inspired to win for Mariano’s last All-Star Game. I’ll say 11-5 A.L.
Alex Torres @uclakers38: I would love to pick the N.L. here, but the A.L. is stacked. Too much offense. I have the American League winning 11-9, and I expect Mariano in the 9th inning to close things out.