The Midsummer Classic returns for 2021.
The 2020 All-Star Game was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving baseball fans without a chance to see all of the game’s top talents come together on the same field to compete. This year, the game is back.
And is it ever back.
This year’s game will show off Shohei Ohtani’s dynamic two-way abilities and the explosive athleticism of Fernando Tatis Jr. — and that’s just what’s coming from the teams’ two leadoff hitters. The game will also feature the exciting talents of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the hard-hitting AL lineup taking on Max Scherzer and the nasty NL pitching staff.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the 2021 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Follow below for complete results from baseball’s Midsummer Classic.
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MLB All-Star Game 2021 live updates, highlights
10:06 p.m.: Machado sends a double into the right-center field gap. Jake Cronenworth up with his Padres’ teammate in scoring position and a chance to cut into the AL’s lead.
10:05 p.m.: Justin Turner grounds out to second. Manny Machado now due up for the National League.
10:03 p.m.: Crawford pops out to third for the first out.
10:02 p.m.: Athletics right-hander Chris Bassitt is the pitcher now for the AL. He starts his outing facing a Bay Area rival in the Giants’ Brandon Crawford.
9:59 p.m. End Top Sixth: Jared Walsh flies out to center, and the NL is set to come back up to bat trailing by four.
9:57 p.m. American League scoring play: Zunino launches a big fly out to right field. AL back out to a four-run advantage. American League extends lead to 5-1.
9:57 p.m.: Breaking ball gets Merrifield swinging and coming up empty. Two away for the catcher, Mike Zunino.
9:55 p.m.: Long fly ball from Ramirez is caught by Chris Taylor out in center for the first out.
9:53 p.m.: Taijuan Walker now up to pitch for the NL. He’ll face Jose Ramirez to lead off the sixth inning.
9:47 p.m. End of Fifth: Frazier rolls a grounder out to shortstop Bo Bichette, who throws him out to end the fifth inning.
9:45 p.m.: Reynolds grounds out for the second out of the inning.
9:44 p.m. National League scoring play: Realmuto sends one over the wall in right field to put the National League on the board with a solo shot. American League still leads 4-1.
9:43 p.m.: Tigers southpaw Gregory Soto enters into the game as the new pitcher for the AL. He gets Winker to ground out on the second pitch of the frame.
9:39 p.m. End Top Fifth: Judge flies out, but the AL is now leading by four.
9:38 p.m. American League scoring play: Bogaerts singles through the right side to score Mullins and make it a four-run lead. American League extends lead to 4-0.
9:36 p.m. American League scoring play: Guerrero grounds out to second, but Hernandez is able to score. Mullins at second with two away for Bogaerts. American League extends lead to 3-0.
9:35 p.m.: Rogers strikes out Martinez. Guerrero Jr. back up to the plate.
9:33 p.m.: Brandon Crawford, newly entered in at shortstop, bobbles a grounder up the middle by Mullins, but it’s a ruled a single as Mullins likely would have beat the throw anyway. Runners on the corners for J.D. Martinez, now batting as the AL’s designated hitter.
9:32 p.m.: First batter facing Trevor Rogers, the new pitcher for the NL, is Hernandez, who lines a double off the wall in right on the first pitch he sees to give the AL a runner in scoring position.
9:28 p.m. End of Fourth: Freeman drives a single through the shift to give the NL, but Castellanos grounds into a 6-3 double play to end the fourth inning.
9:26 p.m.: Arenado grounds out for the first out of the inning. Freeman due up for the NL.
9:25 p.m.: Nathan Eovaldi called in for the American League. He’ll face Arenado.
9:21 p.m. End Top Fourth: Marquez gets Perez to strike out swinging at a pitch up in the zone to end the top half of the inning.
9:19 p.m.: This time, Arenado has no problem getting Semien out on a ground ball to third. Two away in the top of the fourth.
9:17 p.m.: Devers grounds out to short for the first out of the inning.
9:17 p.m.: The Rockies’ representative, pitcher German Marquez, is out on the mound for the National League to kick off the fourth.
9:13 p.m. End of Third: Muncy pops out to short to end the inning.
9:12 p.m.: Tatis flies out to center field for the second out of the inning. Muncy due up for the NL.
9:10 p.m.: Frazier gives the National League its first hit of the game with a base hit into right field.
9:09 p.m.: Reynolds hits a high fly to right field, but Judge is able to snag it on the warning track for the first out of the inning.
9:08 p.m.: Kyle Gibson pitching for the American League. He’s set to face Bryan Reynolds, Frazier and Tatis to start the bottom of the third inning.
9:05 p.m. End Top Third: Tatis fields the hard grounder from Judge and flips on to second to end the inning. But it’s a 2-0 lead for the AL.
9:03 p.m.: Bogaerts lines a single into left to give Judge a two-out baserunner.
9:01 p.m. American League scoring play: Guerrero sends that pitch a mile in the Mile High City. Nearly hits the concourse in left field as it traveled 468 feet, according to Baseball Savant. American League extends lead to 2-0.
9:00 p.m.: Ohtani grounds out on the first pitch he sees to first.
8:59 p.m.: Mullins strikes out. Ohtani back up to bat.
8:58 p.m.: Burnes still on the hill for the National League, facing Cedric Mullins leading off the third.
8:55 p.m. End of Second: Realmuto strikes out to end the frame. American League holding its 1-0 lead heading to the third.
8:52 p.m.: Winker works a walk with two out. J.T. Realmuto up for the National League with a runner on first and two out.
8:49 p.m.: Nick Castellanos pops out to Guerrero for the second out. His Reds teammate Jesse Winker now up to the plate.
8:48 p.m.: Freeman grounds out to Guerrero at first base for the first out of the inning.
8:47 p.m.: Lance Lynn pitching for the American League. He’s welcomed by Freddie Freeman at the plate.
8:44 p.m. End Top Second: Hernandez grounds into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
8:41 p.m.: Salvador Perez strikes out for the first out of the inning. Teoscar Hernandez up to bat now.
8:39 p.m. American League socring play: Semien grounds one to third and Arenado nearly bare-hands it for an out, but Semien is able to beat it out. Judge scores from first while Devers stays at second. American League takes a 1-0 lead.
8:38 p.m.: Rafael Devers bounces the first pitch he sees for a double over first base. Judge stops at third. Runners on second and third with no one out for Marcus Semien.
8:37 p.m.: Judge walks to leadoff the second inning.
8:36 p.m.: Corbin Burnes comes in for the National League. He’ll face Aaron Judge first.
8:33 p.m. End of First: Arenado grounds out to shortstop as Ohtani finishes off a 1-2-3 inning.
8:30 p.m.: Max Muncy grounds out to second. Arenado up now for the National League with two away.
8:28 p.m.: Tatis just gets under a breaking ball from Ohtani and flies out to left.
8:25 p.m.: Fernando Tatis Jr. is the first up to bat facing Ohtani on the mound.
8:23 p.m. End Top First: Scherzer strikes out Xander Bogaerts with a slider down and away to retire the side in order.
8:21 p.m.: Hard liner by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. forces Scherzer to duck out of the way, but Frazier scoops it and is able to get the second out.
8:19 p.m.: Nice play by second baseman Adam Frazier to take a base hit away from Ohtani.
8:19 p.m.: First pitch of the game is a 96 mph fastball from Max Scherzer to Shohei Ohtani, which he fouls off, and this game is underway.
8:03 p.m.: Following a tribute to Hank Aaron, who passed away on January 22, Billye Aaron, his wife of more than 47 years, receives a standing ovation from the crowd.
Players and fans give a standing ovation to Mrs. Billye Aaron as her late husband, Hank Aaron, is honored at the All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/UwwHwWAumx
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2021
7:56 p.m.: Former Rockie star and now-Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado receives a warm welcome back from the Coors Field crowd.
7:53 p.m.: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts now leading the National League starters out of the dugout.
7:50 p.m.: Here come the starting lineups for the two sides. Rays manager Kevin Cash coming out ahead of the starting lineup.
7:48 p.m.: Time for the National League to be introduced.
7:46 p.m.: Introductions of the two rosters starting with the American League pitchers and reserves.
7:45 p.m.: This is a record year for the All-Stars, according to CPR News’ Vic Vela.
There are 42 first-time All-Stars participating tonight, the most of all time.
25 All-Stars were born outside the continental United States: Dominican Republic (8), Venezuela (6), Japan (3), Cuba and Puerto Rico (2), Aruba, Australia, Canada and Curacao (1). #AllStarGame
— Vic Vela (@VicVela1) July 13, 2021
How to watch the 2021 MLB All-Star Game
FOX will once again carry the All-Star Game, as it has since 2001. Joe Buck will serve as the play-by-play announcer with John Smoltz providing color analysis. Reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will be on the field.
Those hoping to stream the Midsummer Classic can find it on FOX Sports Live or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial .
MLB All-Star Game lineups
|1B||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||Blue Jays|
|SS||Xander Bogaerts||Red Sox|
|3B||Rafael Devers||Red Sox|
|2B||Marcus Semien||Blue Jays|
|LF||Teoscar Hernández||Blue Jays|
*Angles center fielder Mike Trout was replaced in the lineup because of injury.
|SS||Tim Anderson**||White Sox|
|SS||Bo Bichette||Blue Jays|
|DH||J.D. Martinez||Red Sox|
*Altuve, Brantley and Correa will be unavailable for the game.
**Merrifield, Anderson and Wendle were named as replacements on the roster.
|SP||Nathan Eovaldi||Red Sox|
|SP||Lance Lynn||White Sox|
|SP||Carlos Rodón||White Sox|
|RP||Matt Barnes||Red Sox|
|RP||Liam Hendriks||White Sox|
*Bieber and Pressly will be unavailable for the game.
**Bassitt was named as a replacement to the roster.
National League roster, starting lineup
|SS||Fernando Tatis Jr.||Padres|
*Giants catcher Buster Posey and Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. were replaced in the starting lineup because of injury.
*Betts and Schwarber will be unavailable for the game.
**Narvaez, Machado and Turner were named as replacements on the roster.
***Molina was named as a replacement for Posey on the roster, but is injured and will be unable to participate; Narvaez is his replacement at catcher.
*Darvish, deGrom, Gausman and Woodruff will be unavailable for the game.
**Buehler and Walker were named as replacements on the roster.