Washington – On Monday, the Nationals earned their second starter in the N.L. line-up for Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Pitcher Max Scherzer will start in his home venue of Nationals Park. National League manager Dave Roberts (Los Angeles Dodgers) saying it’s good for baseball and for the country to give him the ball. Scherzer (12-5) has a 2.41 ERA and a league-high 182 strikeouts.
Sale and Scherzer are both making their third All-Star starts, joining 13 other pitchers with that distinction. Sale is starting for the third consecutive time and is the third player to do that, following Lefty Gomez and Robin Roberts. Both made their first All-Star starts with different teams – Sale for the White Sox and Scherzer for the Tigers.
(The Associated Press contributed to this post)