Major League Baseball MLB All-Star Game : The city that bills itself as the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World” has made that moniker the branding backbone of this All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, from the Joan Jett concert at the Summer Bash to the rock-themed fireworks spectacle at Progressive Field to, of course, the guitar-shaped official logo.
== MATCH INFO ==
Team: Major League Baseball MLB All-Star Game
Competition:Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date : Tuesday, July 9,2019
Time : 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Progressive Field; Cleveland
Streaming: fuboTV (try for free)
Highlights: CBS Sports HQ
The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is set to take place Tuesday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. We already knew the full American and National League teams, starters, pitchers and reserves for the All-Star Game. On Monday,
In 2019, it’s the baseball that’s getting rocked, with the league at large on pace to destroy the single-season home run total. Could that carry over into the All-Star Game as it did in 2018, when, for the first time in history (regular season, postseason or All-Star), at least five different players went deep for each team in the same game?
More than likely, we’ll see a good bit of both, as the National League looks to snap a six-year drought and the American League looks to do as it did when this game last came to Cleveland in 1997. Then, a Puerto Rican-born catcher named Sandy Alomar Jr. was the hometown hero, representing the Tribe with a game-winning homer and MVP honor. Perhaps star shortstop Francisco Lindor, another player from the island or starting first baseman Carlos Santana can pull off a similar feat for the hometown fans.
The matchup will mark just the ninth time, and the first time since 2001 (Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens), that the Midsummer Classic features two starting pitchers age 32 or older. In addition, both the Dodgers and the Astros last had pitchers start the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati in 2015, when Zack Greinke of the Dodgers squared off against Houston’s Dallas Keuchel.
Ryu, who will become the first South Korean-born pitcher to start the Midsummer Classic, has never previously pitched at Progressive Field.
Verlander, an All-Star for the eighth time, previously started the game as a Tiger in 2012 in Kansas City and took the loss that night in what still stands as the NL’s most recent win. He also has a long and not-always-stellar history at Progressive Field, having been a longtime member of the Indians’ AL Central rivals. Verlander has a 5.56 ERA in 28 regular-season starts in the building.