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2017 Series Preview

2017 MLB All-Star Game: American League vs. National League

2017 MLB All Star GameTeams: American League (42–43–2) vs. National League (43–42–2)
Location: Marlins Park, Miami
Start time: 8pm
Weather: Sunny, 85 (retractable roof)
Mobile: Fox Sports Go / TV: Fox / Radio: ESPN
Staring Lineups:

NL: Charlie Blackmon, CF / Giancarlo Stanton, DH / Bryce Harper, RF / Buster Posey, C / Daniel Murphy, 2B / Nolan Arenado, 3B / Ryan Zimmerman, 1B / Marcell Ozuna, LF / Zack Cozart, SS

AL: Jose Altuve, 2B / Jose Ramirez, 3B / Aaron Judge, RF / George Springer, LF / Carlos Correa, SS / Justin Smoak, 1B / Corey Dickerson, DH / Salvador Perez, C / Mookie Betts, CF

Not since 1963 has the American League held a better record than the National League in the Mid-Summer Classic.  But thanks to a torrid 16-3-1 stretch in the last 20 games, the AL has a chance to even the series.  It certainly won’t be easy, the National League is a 3/2 favorite to win.

For Phillies fans, the question is:  will we see Pat Neshak tonight?  I think the bigger question might be, when will Citizens Bank Park play host to an All-Star game?  The Phillies last hosted the game at the Vet in 1996.  Yet CBP is one of just 3 ballparks to have not hosted the MLB All-Star game – along with Tropicana Field and Yankee Stadium (4 if you include Nationals Park which is scheduled to host next season).

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