MLB All-Star Game live score, updates, highlights from baseball’s 2021 Midsummer Classic

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.

MLB All-Star Game score

MLB All-Star Game 2021 live updates, highlights

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. 

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. 

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

AL starters

*Angles center fielder Mike Trout was replaced in the lineup because of injury.

AL Bench

*Altuve, Brantley and Correa will be unavailable for the game.

**Merrifield, Anderson and Wendle were named as replacements on the roster.

AL pitchers

*Bieber and Pressly will be unavailable for the game.

**Bassitt was named as a replacement to the roster.

National League roster, starting lineup

NL starters

*Giants catcher Buster Posey and Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. were replaced in the starting lineup because of injury.

NL Bench

*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.

NL pitchers

*Darvish, deGrom, Gausman and Woodruff will be unavailable for the game.

**Buehler and Walker were named as replacements on the roster.

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