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2021 MLB All-Star Game viewing guide

How to watch the midsummer classic

MLB All-Star Week Photo by Kyle Cooper/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

The MLB All-Star Game is back for the first time in two years, and four Dodgers players are on the National League active roster at Coors Field in Denver.

Fox will televise the 91st All-Star Game, with the game broadcast beginning at 5 p.m. PT. Joe Buck is on play-by-play as per usual, joined by the familiar crew of analyst John Smoltz plus reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.

There will also be a pregame show on Fox beginning at 4 p.m. PT, anchored by Kevin Burkhardt, alongside analysts David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez, and Frank Thomas. The pregame show will also feature a Tom Rinaldi video essay tying All-Star Games past with today’s current stars.

Fox Deportes has a Spanish-language broadcast helmed by Adrian Garcia Marquez along with Carlos Alvarez and Edgar Gonzalez.

The national radio call of the game will be handled by Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton on ESPN Radio.

All-Star history

Tuesday is the 91st MLB All-Star Game. The 2020 game, which was originally scheduled for Dodger Stadium, was cancelled — Los Angeles will instead host in 2022 — the first time the midsummer classic was scrapped since 1945, during World War II.

The American League has won the last seven All-Star Games, and is 45-43-2 all-time against the NL. That’s tied for the second-longest win streak in the All-Star Game. The AL also won seven straight games from 2003-09 (and, including a tie in 2002, was 12-0-1 in a 13-game stretch). The NL has the two longest win streaks in All-Star history, winning 11 straight from 1972-82, and eight straight from 1963-70.

Though originally schedule for Truist Field in Atlanta, the All-Star Game was instead moved to Coors Field, the second time the game is in Denver. In 1998, during the height of Coors being Coors, the American League beat the National League 13-8. That was also the game that saw Jeff Shaw’s debut in a Dodgers uniform.

Dodgers at Coors Field

Dave Roberts is managing the National League in the All-Star Game for a third time, by virtue of winning the pennant in 2020. He and the Dodgers also won a little more than that last year. You might have heard of it.

In addition to the Dodgers coaching staff that will join Roberts in Denver, his staff includes Rockies manager Bud Black, under whom Roberts coached in San Diego from 2011-15, as well as honorary coach Reggie Smith, who made three of his seven All-Star appearances as a player with the Dodgers.

Max Muncy will start at designated hitter for the National League, the first Dodger ever to do so in an All-Star Game. He’s joined by three All-Star reserves as teammates — Chris Taylor, a commissioner’s office selection; Justin Turner and Walker Buehler, as injury replacements.

Mookie Betts, elected by the players as a reserve, opted out of the game to rest for the four-day break.

The last Dodgers

Here’s a look at the last time a Dodger accomplished certain feats at the All-Star Game:

MVP: Mike Piazza (1996); 2-3, homer, double, two RBI

Hit: Matt Kemp (2018); second-inning double off Luis Severino

Run scored: Dee Strange-Gordon (2014); pinch ran for Chase Utley in the fourth inning

RBI: Andre Ethier (2011); fifth-inning single off Jordan Walden, to score Rickie Weeks

Home run: Piazza (1996); second inning off Charles Nagy

Stolen base: Orlando Hudson (2009); eighth-inning infield single off Joe Nathan, stole second

Win: Jerry Reuss (1980); struck out all three batters in sixth inning at Dodger Stadium

Loss: Clayton Kershaw (2019); allowed a run on two hits in second inning

Save: Jonathan Broxton (2010); finished off 3-1 NL win in Anaheim

All-Star Game info

  • What: 91st MLB All-Star Game
  • When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. PT
  • Where: Coors Field, Denver
  • Dodgers on NL roster: Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, Walker Buehler, plus Mookie Betts (inactive)
  • TV: Fox, Fox Deportes
  • Online streaming: Fox Sports
  • Radio: ESPN Radio