MLB All-Star Game Live: Sights, Sounds, Highlights From Midsummer Classic

Shane McClanahan and Clayton Kershaw will start the All-Star Game

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July 19, 2022

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game features the best of the American League going up against the best of the National League under the bright lights at Dodger Stadium.

For information on how to watch the game, click here.

Due to the new collective bargaining agreement, this year’s All-Star Game will feature a Home Run Derby if the game is tied after nine innings.

We’ll be following the game and will provide the best sounds, highlights and other memorable moments from the “Midsummer Classic” here.

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4:02 p.m. ET: Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez and other All-Stars walked the red carpet, including Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman — who got the hometown welcome.

5:17 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts wore a shirt reading, “We need more Black people at the stadium” before batting practice.

7:17 p.m. ET: Major League Baseball celebrates the 100th birthday of Rachel Robinson, the widow of legendary Jackie Robinson.

7:22 p.m. ET: Former “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm asked All-Stars what their favorite nickname for a home run was, and Hamm, a St. Louis Cardinals fan, took a picture with J.K. Simmons of “Spider-Man” and “Whiplash” fame.

7:45 p.m. ET: St. Louis legend Albert Pujols gave a pregame speech wishing everybody luck, except when they play the Cardinals.

7:49 p.m. ET: Boston Red Sox All-Star J.D. Martinez is one of the players Tuesday who is wearing a mic. Hear what he said during batting practice, including getting compliments from Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker.

7:57 p.m. ET: Academy-Award winning actor Denzel Washington met with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before he went out on the field to honor late Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

8:14 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Mookie Betts led his fellow All-Stars and the crowd to wish Rachael Robinson a happy 100th birthday.

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8:15 pm. ET: Los Angeles Dodgers World Series champion Fernando Valenzuela threw the ceremonial first pitch. Toronto Blue Jays All-Star Alejandro Kirk was the catcher, Kirk is the first All-Star catcher from Mexico.

8:25 p.m. ET: Shohei Ohtani promised “one pitch, one swing,” and the Los Angeles Angels All-Star delivered. But it appears Clayton Kershaw may have taken it personally, as the Dodgers pitcher picked off the superstar at first base, quickly following that highlight by striking out New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

8:37 p.m. ET: Cleveland Guardians All-Star Andrés Giménez gets an unreal double play going with a behind-the-back toss to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, whose throw was slightly off the mark, but Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached out to tag San Diego Padres All-Star Manny Machado to complete the double play.

8:38 p.m. ET: It didn’t take long for the first home run of the night, and it came courtesy of National League MVP favorite Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals. NL up 2-0 over the American League.

8:51 p.m. ET: “Ump Cam” gets the spotlight in the All-Star Game. Here’s Chicago White Sox All-Star Tim Anderson going up against Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara.

8:51 p.m. ET: United States men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter and LAFC midfielder Kellyn Acosta were at the game.

8:55 p.m. ET: Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah was mic’d up during his appearance, and he struck out three batters while giving the audience quality entertainment.

9:28 p.m. ET: Giancarlo Stanton made his return to Los Angeles, and the New York Yankees slugger bombed a home run in his second at-bat to tie the game. Then, Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton followed it up with a dinger of his own to put the American League up, 3-2, in the fourth inning.

9:55 p.m. ET: In the fifth inning, Hall of Famer David Ortiz gave a full tour of the American League dugout, in Big Papi style. While Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah was confident in how he’d pitch Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox legend simply said, “Man, I’d take you deep. I’m outta here.”

Never change Big Papi.

10:03 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Galaxy star Javier “Chicharito” Hernández shows off his custom jersey at Dodger Stadium.

10:24 p.m. ET: New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortés Jr. brought our a special glove for the All-Star Game in the sixth inning, as well as a unique pitch. Fans were also treated to the communication between pitcher and catcher as Cortés pitched to his catcher Jose Trevino.

10:38 p.m. ET: New York Yankees catcher Jose Trevino took in the moment during his at-bat in the top of the seventh inning. “Wow, I can’t believe I’m an All-Star, man,” the New York Yankees catcher said on FOX broadcast. “This is unreal.”

10:59 p.m. ET: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley brought the heat with this 103 MPH pitch.

11:15 p.m. ET: Liam Hendriks was pumped to get the last out of the eighth inning, but the Chicago White Sox pitcher had to make sure he got the ball back from Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodríguez.

11:34 p.m. ET: The American League makes it nine straight wins after a 3-2 win over the National League. Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase struck out the side with consistent heaters, some of which topped 100 MPH.

11:40 p.m. ET: New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is named the All-Star Game MVP in his hometown.

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