What channel is the MLB All-Star Game on today? Time, lineups for 2021 AL vs. NL game

Written By Edward Sutelan
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His performance in Monday night's Home Run Derby might have disappointed some fans, but Angels star Shohei Ohtani has another chance to thrill them in Colorado on Tuesday.

Ohtani will be the starting pitcher for the American League in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. Oh yeah, and he'll also lead off as the team's designated hitter and get a second chance to hit even after he leaves the game as pitcher.

But the National League shouldn't be dismissed, as it is bringing plenty of firepower. Max Scherzer will get the start, and 22-year-old shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will lead off for the NL.

The American League is looking to make it eight straight wins in the All-Star Game, which would be the most since the National League won a record 11 straight from 1972 to 1982. The AL last won seven in a row from 2003 through 2009. The only thing that prevented a 13-year winning streak was a tie in 2002 that followed a five-year run of wins by the AL.

Below is a rundown on how to watch the MLB All-Star Game, plus starting lineups and bench units for both sides.

MORE: Watch the MLB All-Star Game live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

What channel is the MLB All-Star Game on today? 

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.

American League roster, starting lineup

AL starters

Pos. Player Team
DH Shohei Ohtani Angels
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Blue Jays
SS Xander Bogaerts Red Sox
RF Aaron Judge Yankees
3B Rafael Devers Red Sox
2B Marcus Semien Blue Jays
C Salvador Perez Royals
LF Teoscar Hernández Blue Jays
CF Cedric Mullins* Orioles
SP Shohei Ohtani Angels

*Angles center fielder Mike Trout was replaced in the lineup due to injury

AL Bench

Pos. Player Team
C Mike Zunino Rays
1B Matt Olson Athletics
1B Jared Walsh Angels
2B Jose Altuve* Astros
2B Whit Merrifield** Royals
SS Tim Anderson** White Sox
SS Bo Bichette Blue Jays
SS Carlos Correa* Astros
SS Joey Wendle** Rays
3B José Ramírez Indians
OF Michael Brantley* Astros
OF Joey Gallo Rangers
OF Adolis García Rangers
DH Nelson Cruz Twins
DH J.D. Martinez Red Sox

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

**Merrifield, Anderson and Wendle were named as replacements

AL pitchers

Pos. Player Team
SP Chris Bassitt Athletics**
SP Shane Bieber Indians*
SP Gerrit Cole Yankees
SP Nathan Eovaldi Red Sox
SP Kyle Gibson Rangers
SP Yusei Kikuchi Mariners
SP Lance Lynn White Sox
SP Carlos Rodón White Sox
RP Matt Barnes Red Sox
RP Aroldis Chapman Yankees
RP Liam Hendriks White Sox
RP Ryan Pressly Astros*
RP Gregory Soto Tigers

*Bieber and Pressly will be unavailable for the game

**Bassitt was named as a replacement

National League roster, starting lineup

NL starters

Pos. Player Team
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres
DH Max Muncy Dodgers
3B Nolan Arenado Cardinals
1B Freddie Freeman Braves
RF Nick Castellanos Reds
LF Jesse Winker Reds
C J.T. Realmuto* Phillies
CF Bryan Reynolds* Pirates
2B Adam Frazier Pirates
SP Max Scherzer Nationals

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

NL Bench

Pos. Player Team
C Yadier Molina*** Cardinals
C Omar Narváez** Brewers
2B Ozzie Albies Braves
2B Jake Cronenworth Padres
SS Brandon Crawford Giants
SS Trea Turner Nationals
3B Kris Bryant Cubs
3B Eduardo Escobar Diamondbacks
3B Manny Machado** Padres
3B Justin Turner** Dodgers
OF Mookie Betts* Dodgers
OF Kyle Schwarber* Nationals
OF Juan Soto Nationals
OF Chris Taylor Dodgers

*Betts and Schwarber will be unavailable for the game

**Narvaez, Machado and Turner were named as replacements

***Molina was named as a replacement for Posey on the roster, but he is injured and will be unable to participate; Narvaez is his replacement at catcher

NL pitchers

Pos. Player Team
SP Walker Buehler Dodgers**
SP Corbin Burnes Brewers
SP Yu Darvish Padres*
SP Jacob deGrom Mets*
SP Kevin Gausman Giants*
SP Germán Márquez Rockies
SP Freddy Peralta Brewers
SP Trevor Rogers Marlins
SP Taijuan Walker Mets**
SP Zack Wheeler Phillies
SP Brandon Woodruff Brewers*
RP Josh Hader Brewers
RP Craig Kimbrel Cubs
RP Mark Melancon Padres
RP Alex Reyes Cardinals

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

**Buehler and Walker were named as replacements

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