The 2016 All-Star Game is happening tonight at 8 PM ET (on FOX) at Petco Park in San Diego. The National League will aim to end the American League’s three-game winning streak. Both leagues have met 84 times for the All-Star Game, with the NL claiming 43 wins and the AL taking 41.
Chris Sale (14-3 W-L, 3.38 ERA) of the Chicago White Sox gets the ball for his first All-Star start in his fifth appearance at the Midsummer Classic. Sale leads the American League in wins, innings pitched and complete games, and he’s third in strikeouts. As for the AL team, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is playing his 11th All-Star Game, while David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is here for the 10th time in his final MLB season.
The National League counters with Johnny Cueto (13-1 W-L, 2.47 ERA) of the San Francisco Giants, who’s making his first start in his second All-Star Game. Cueto leads the National League in wins, innings and complete games, and he’s third in ERA. Giants’ teammate Buster Posey was called to play in his fourth All-Star team, as was Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
The American League has won three straight All-Star Games, giving them home-field advantage in the World Series.