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The MLB All-Star Game is tonight, and Red Sox ace Chris Sale and Nationals great Max Scherzer will square off in the start for the second straight year. The American Leaguers won 2-1 in 10 innings last summer.
It's the third All-Star start for both pitchers, and the third in a row for Sale. Only two other pitchers have achieved that feat - Hall of Famers Robin Roberts in the 1950's and Lefty Gomez in the 1930's.
Sale is thrilled about the opportunity.
"Obviously I appreciate it. It's a big honor. I know this hasn't happened in a long time, so I appreciate it," said Sale. "I'm gonna try to have some fun with it, too."
A-L manager AJ Hinch from the Astros said Sale's earned it. "He is truly a special pitcher in this league," said Hinch. "He's truly someone that deserves this honor."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman Reports