Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that the 2018 All-Star Game will be played at Washington's Nationals Park, taking another year out of play for the Orioles, who had once hoped to host the 2016 contest.
Former commissioner Bud Selig often said he wanted to continue alternating the game between American League and National League cities. But with Cincinnati hosting this year, San Diego hosting in 2016 and Miami in 2017, the National League streak will move to four with the game in Washington.
The Orioles had expressed interest in hosting the 2016 game, but club officials privately doubted the city would receive the game because of the ongoing dispute between the Orioles, Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals over rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
The only other American League cities that haven't hosted since the 1993 game at Camden Yards are Oakland, Toronto and Tampa Bay.