Nationals ace Max Scherzer will start for the National League in the All-Star Game on his home field Tuesday, while Red Sox ace Chris Sale will start his third consecutive game for the American League.
Scherzer also is third in the league with a 2.41 ERA. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who will manage the NL, said Scherzer's start is "well-deserved."
"It's his city," Roberts said. "It's his ballpark."
Scherzer started last year's All-Star Game in Miami and also was the starter in 2013 at Citi Field as a member of the Tigers.
Sale will become only the third pitcher to start the All-Star Game in three consecutive years, joining Lefty Gomez (1933-35) and Robin Roberts (1953-55).