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MLB All-Star Game Thread: Matt Olson and Chris Bassitt represent Oakland A’s

American League vs. National League

2021 T-Mobile Home Run Derby Photo by Kyle Cooper/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is here! There was no Midsummer Classic last year due to the pandemic, but the annual event is back this season.

The Oakland have two representatives in the game this year, with first baseman Matt Olson and pitcher Chris Bassitt. Originally they were only going to get a lone rep, but Bassitt was added late as an injury replacement.

This summer’s contest is being held at Coors Field in Colorado, so the National League will be the home team and the American League will serve as the visitor — though they still both get to use a DH. In a twist of irony, though, AL designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will also start on the mound as their pitcher, so to begin the game it will effectively be like the NL has a DH and the AL doesn’t.

The AL has won the last seven All-Star Games, from 2013-19. Going back further to 1997, the AL is 19-3 in the last 23 games with one tie.

AL lineup (away)

  1. DH/P Shohei Ohtani (L) — LAA
  2. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr (R) — TOR
  3. SS Xander Bogaerts (R) — BOS
  4. RF Aaron Judge (R) — NYY
  5. 3B Rafael Devers (R) — BOS
  6. 2B Marcus Semien (R) — TOR
  7. C Salvador Perez (R) — KCR
  8. LF Teoscar Hernandez (R) — TOR
  9. CF Cedric Mullins (L) — BAL
  • RHP Shohei Ohtani — LAA

NL lineup (home)

  1. SS Fernando Tatis Jr (R) — SDP
  2. DH Max Muncy (L) — LAD
  3. 3B Nolan Arenado (R) — COL
  4. 1B Freddie Freeman (L) — ATL
  5. RF Nick Castellanos (L) — CIN
  6. LF Jesse Winker (L) — CIN
  7. C JT Realmuto (R) — PHI
  8. CF Bryan Reynolds (S) — PIT
  9. 2B Adam Frazier (L) — PIT
  • RHP Max Scherzer — WAS

How To Watch

  • Date: Tuesday, July 13
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. PT (pregame at 4:30 p.m.)
  • TV (local): Fox