How to watch the MLB All-Star Game: TV, schedule and lineups

Nearly 50 years ago, a crew of All-Stars were supposed to line the field at the old RFK Stadium in Washington on a midsummer night for a game of baseball. Instead, there was only one major player on the grass: rain.

Water pelted the District, transforming the field into a soggy, unplayable, mucky carpet. Streams of rain gushed down the steps into the dugouts, flooding them.


That 1969 MLB All-Star game was eventually played the next day. Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench hit a home run, and San Francisco Giants first baseman Willie McCovey hammered two, handing the National League the year's crown.

Now, after a lengthy stretch of dry midsummer classics, there's rain threatening game play again.


Don't let the blue skies in Maryland fool you: Storm clouds are predicted to gather about 2 p.m. Tuesday, carrying scattered thunderstorms with them.

The rain is expected to taper off around the 8 p.m. first pitch, but there's still the question of Nationals Park's condition then, as well as the state of pregame activities. In 1990, the Chicago Cubs handled similar inclement weather by simply postponing the game an hour.

In the meantime, Orioles fans should steel themselves for what could be the last night that shortstop Manny Machado wears an Orioles cap. Other former Orioles in Washington include Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz and Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis, who's making his All-Star Game debut. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (Old Mill) is also a former Orioles minor leaguer.

Here's what else you need to know:

How to watch

When: Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Where: Nationals Park, Washington

Pregame coverage: 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1; 7:30 p.m., Fox (Chs. 45, 5)

Game coverage: 8 p.m., Fox (Chs. 45, 5)


Stream: Fox Sports Go

Broadcasters: John Smoltz (game analyst), Joe Buck (play-by-play), Ken Rosenthal (dugout), Tom Verducci (dugout), David Ortiz (studio analyst), Frank Thomas (studio analyst), Alex Rodriguez (studio analyst) and Kevin Burkhardt (studio host)

Odds (via OddsShark): American League -130, National League +110


American League lineup

RF Mookie Betts, Red Sox

2B Jose Altuve, Astros


CF Mike Trout, Angels

DH J.D. Martinez, Red Sox

3B Jose Ramirez, Indians

LF Aaron Judge, Yankees

SS Manny Machado, Orioles

1B Jose Abreu, White Sox


C Salvador Perez, Royals

SP Chris Sale, Red Sox

Manager: A.J. Hinch, Astros

AL reserves

C Yan Gomes, Indians

1B Mitch Moreland, Red Sox


2B Jed Lowrie, Athletics

3B Alex Bregman, Astros

SS Francisco Lindor, Indians

SS Jean Segura, Mariners

OF Michael Brantley, Indians

OF Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers


OF Mitch Haniger, Mariners

OF George Springer, Astros

OF Nelson Cruz, Mariners

AL pitchers

Trevor Bauer, Indians

Jose Berrios, Twins


Gerrit Cole, Astros

Edwin Diaz, Mariners

J.A. Happ, Blue Jays

Joe Jimenez, Tigers

Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox

Charlie Morton, Astros


Luis Severino, Yankees

Blake Treinen, Athletics

National League lineup

2B Javier Baez, Cubs

3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies

DH Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks


1B Freddie Freeman, Braves

LF Matt Kemp, Dodgers

CF Bryce Harper, Nationals

RF Nick Markakis, Braves

SS Brandon Crawford, Giants

C Willson Contreras, Cubs


SP Max Scherzer, Nationals

Manager: Dave Roberts, Dodgers

NL reserves

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals

C J.T. Realmuto, Marlins

1B Joey Votto, Reds


1B Jesus Aguilar, Brewers

2B Ozzie Albies, Braves

2B Scooter Gennett, Reds

3B Eugenio Suarez, Reds

SS Trevor Story, Rockies

OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies


OF Lorenzo Cain, Brewers

OF Christian Yelich, Brewers

NL pitchers

Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks

Jacob deGrom, Mets

Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks


Mike Foltynewicz, Braves

Josh Hader, Brewers

Jeremy Jeffress, Brewers

Brad Hand, Padres

Kenley Jansen, Dodgers

Aaron Nola, Phillies


Ross Stripling, Dodgers

Felipe Vazquez, Pittsburgh