Max Scherzer, Chris Sale to Start MLB All-Star Game for the Second Consecutive Time

Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox will be the starting pitchers for the National League and the American League, respectively.

In the 1939 and 1940 All-Star Games, Paul Derringer (of the Cincinnati Reds) and Hall of Famer Red Ruffing (of the New York Yankees) started for the NL and the AL respectively.

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Red Ruffing (left) and Paul Derringer (right) shaking hands before the 1940 All-Star Game.

Max Scherzer will be pitching in front of his home crowd in Washington, although the American League is the designated home team.  This will be Scherzer’s sixth all-star appearance, all in consecutive years, while Sale will be appearing in his seventh (again, all consecutive).

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