MLB All-Star Game 2018 live results: Score updates and highlights from Midsummer Classic

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Cool Story, bro

We now have a tie game through seven innings, thanks to Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, who took Charlie Morton deep. Four runs so far in this game, with two home runs for each team.

Social media day

With phones allowed in the dugout and on the field, this All-Star Game is the most media-friendly ever. J.D. Martinez even got into the action, asking Manny Machado where he might end up.

Forecast, presented by Statcast?

Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, but his true passion is [checks notes] weather. Fox had some fun with this during the broadcast, and Trout was a willing participant, having some fun with it.

“Back to you guys in your air conditioned booth.”

Willlllllllllson

In the most screen time for a Willson since Cast Away, Cubs catcher Willson Contreras homered to open the bottom of the third inning, cutting the AL lead to 2-1. Contreras to popular belief, the National League will not be shut out this evening.

Gunning for another MVP?

Mike Trout homered off Jacob deGrom in the third inning to widen the American League’s lead to 2-0. Trout has at least one hit in all six of the All-Star Games he has played in (he was hurt in 2017). He’s 7-for-14 with two homers, two doubles, a triple and three walks in All-Star play.

Trout won the All-Star MVP Award in both 2014 and 2015. With a home run and a walk so far tonight, he could win another.

Future teammates, part deux

Matt Kemp doubled in the second inning, and when he reached second base he was greeted by current Oriole and rumored-to-be future Dodger teammate Manny Machado. Is it legal to consummate a baseball trade by a selfie?


All rise

The scoring was opened in the top of the second inning, with Max Scherzer back for a second inning of work. Aaron Judge won last year’s Home Run Derby but didn’t participate in this year’s contest. He was saving them for Tuesday — Judge blasted a home run to left field, putting the American League up 1-0. The AL has won five straight All-Star Games.

Bringing the heat

Max Scherzer pitched a scoreless first inning, working around an eight-pitch walk to Mike Trout and a single by J.D. Martinez. Scherzer was also dealing in the opening frame.

Scherzer in his five All-Star appearances has pitched five scoreless innings, with eight strikeouts.

Cool ceremony

MLB introduced 29 Medal of Honor winners on the field prior to the start of the All-Star Game, and a nice moment became even better as all the players converged on them. This exchange in particular was neat!

Cup check!

This wasn’t caught on television sadly.

But you can see Kenley Jansen backing away from Matt Kemp here.

Future teammates?

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp caught up with Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, who is rumored to be possibly headed to Los Angeles.

Kemp told reporters Tuesday that he is close to Machado, and it showed on the red carpet on Monday.

Preview

While we wait on the eventual destination for Manny Machado to be resolved, there is an MLB All-Star Game to be played. Tuesday night is the 89th edition of the midsummer classic, with the National League and American League all knotted up at 43-43-2.

A.J. Hinch of the Houston Astros won the World Series last year, and now gets to manage a loaded American League lineup, one that includes an historically great outfield of Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Aaron Judge.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is at the helm for the National League, and got to write one of his own players in the lineup, with Matt Kemp starting in left field thanks to a resurgent season in Los Angeles.

On a night after Bryce Harper of the host Nationals seized center stage with a majestic Home Run Derby performance, his teammate Max Scherzer will start for the NL on the mound on Tuesday night. The AL will go with Chris Sale to start for a third straight season, with the duo the first pair to start back-to-back All-Star Games in 78 years.

Fox will televise the game, with Joe Buck and John Smoltz on the call, along with reporters Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal from the dugouts.

All-Star Game TV and streaming info

Location: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV: Fox

Streaming online: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV





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