MLB All-Star Game 2021: How to watch free live stream Five Red Sox players are in Denver, but they’ll all be playing the All-Star Game in the shadow of both the Rocky Mountains and Shohei Ohtani.The Angels star will make history Tuesday night as the American League’s starting pitcher and starting designated hitter.
The fact that he’s considered both and not just a pitcher choosing to hit with no DH is significant too. Because it’s the All-Star game and nobody pitches for long stretches, Ohtani could be out of the game before his No. 9 spot in the batting order pops up. But the league has adjusted the rules that will allow him to stay as the DH after he’s replaced as the pitcher.