The American League outscored the National League 28-15 during that interval and has won the previous six all-star games dating back to 2013. The AL is 6-0 ATS through this winning streak.
Since 2008, the total has gone UNDER in eight of the 11 games with an average combined score of 6.82. Just 1 game over that span featured over 10 runs.
The two starting pitchers are likely to throw two or just an inning before turning it over to a bullpens. I give the advantage to the NL as far as arms move together with the likes of Mike Soroka (ATL), Jacob deGrom (NYM), Max Scherzer (WSN) and Clayton Kershaw (LAD) coming following Hyun-Jin Ryu gets relieved.
The AL bullpen has some elite arms on with Verlander beginning, to be followed in some order by Gerrit Cole (HOU), Lucas Giolito (CWS) and Jose Berrios (MIN). Following that, I believe the AL staff is not quite as impressive as the NL’s.
Since there is plenty of power both among the starters and reservations whereas the AL starting lineup is head and shoulders over its bench reservations I also give the nod to the NL bats. Both starting lineups have two first-time all-stars: Ketel Marte (ARI) and Ronald Acuna (ATL) for the National League, and Carlos Santana (CLE) and Jorge Polanco (MIN) for the American League.
Together with the game happening at Progressive Field, the National League is going to have DH and a good deal of options such as newcomer Pete Alonso (NYM), that was not chosen as the starting first baseman over Freddie Freeman (ATL).
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