Masterpress/Getty ImagesMajor League Baseball's All-Star Game often makes for classic moments that have created a plethora of memories for baseball fans over the years.The big names who have starred in this game begin with Babe Ruth and include Joe DiMaggio , Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, Fred Lynn, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Trout.Trout, with two All-Star Most Valuable Player awards on his resume with the Los Angeles Angels, will anchor the American League lineup once again. That league has an opportunity to move into the lead in the all-time series if it can win Tuesday night's game at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.The American League has dominated the series over the short term and the long term. The Junior Circuit has won the last five games, and it is 23-6-1 since 1988. The overall series is tied 43-43-2.2018 MLB All-Star Game InformationDate:Tuesday, July 17Time:8 p.m. ETTV:Fox RostersAmerican LeagueStartersWilson Ramos, C, Tampa Bay*Jose Abreu, 1B. Chicago White SoxJose Altuve, 2B, HoustonJose Ramirez, 3B, ClevelandManny Machado, SS, BaltimoreMike Trout, OF, Los Angeles AngelsAaron Judge, OF, New York YankeesMookie Betts, OF, BostonJ.D. Martinez, OF Randy Johnson Jersey , Boston ReservesSalvador Perez, C, Kansas City (Designated as starter after Ramos injury.)Yan Gomes, C, ClevelandMitch Moreland, 1B, BostonJed Lowrie, 2B, OaklandGleyber Torres, 2B, New York Yankees*Alex Bregman, 3B, HoustonFrancisco Lindor, SS, ClevelandJean Segura, SS, SeattleMichael Brantley, OF, ClevelandShin-Soo Choo, OF, TexasMitch Haniger, OF, SeattleGeorge Springer, OF, HoustonNelson Cruz, DH , Seattle PitchersTrevor Bauer, ClevelandJose Berrios, MinnesotaAroldis Chapman, New York Yankees*Gerrit Cole, HoustonEdwin Diaz, SeattleJ.A. Happ, TorontoJoe Jimenez, DetroitCraig Kimbrel, BostonCorey Kluber, Cleveland*Charlie Morton, HoustonChris Sale, BostonLuis Severino, New York YankeesBlake Treinen, OaklandJustin Verlander, Detroit* National LeagueStartersWillson Contreras, C, Chicago CubsFreddie Freeman, 1B, AtlantaJavier Baez, 2B, Chicago CubsNolan Arenado, 3B, ColoradoBrandon Crawford, SS, San FranciscoNick Markakis, OF Yasmany Tomas Jersey , AtlantaMatt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles DodgersBryce Harper, OF, Washington ReservesYadier Molina, C, St. LouisBuster Posey, C, San Francisco*J.T. Realmuto, C, MiamiJesus Aguilar, 1B, MilwaukeePaul Goldschmidt, 1B, ArizonaJoey Votto, 1B, CincinnatiOzzie Albies, 2B, AtlantaScooter Gennett, 2B, CincinnatiEugenio Suarez, 3B, CincinnatiTrevor Story, SS, ColoradoCharlie Blackmon, OF , ColoradoLorenzo Cain, OF, MilwaukeeChristian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee PitchersPatrick Corbin, ArizonaZack Greinke, ArizonaJacob deGrom, New York MetsSean Doolittle, Washington*Mike Foltynewicz, AtlantaJosh Hader, MilwaukeeJason Jeffress, MilwaukeeBrad Hand, San DiegoKenley Jansen, Los Angeles DodgersJon Lester, Chicago Cubs*Miles Mikolas, St. Louis*Aaron Nola, PhiladelphiaMax Scherzer, WashingtonRoss Stripling, Los Angeles DodgersFelipe Vazquez, Pittsburgh*-denotes player won't be participating in All-Star Game.It's difficult to look at the two lineups and think this is the year that the National League breaks through against the American League.In addition to Trout's all-around brilliance, Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox is nearly his equal and is having a senastional season with his first-place team. Betts is leading both leagues with his .362 batting average, and he has hammered 23 home runs and driven in 51 runs. Betts is also 17-of-19 on stolen base attempts and he is a brilliant right fielder. Teammate J.D. Martinez is tied for the major league lead with 29 home runs and he has a .330/.392/.648 slash line.Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians is tied with Martinez for the home run lead, while Jose Altuve of the defending World Series champion Houston Astros will most likely set the tone for the American League from the leadoff spot. Altuve has put together a .335/.398/.475 slash line.Manny Machado will play shortstop for the American League and has been having a brilliant year for the moribund Baltimore Orioles a .313 average, 23 homers and 64 RBI.The other big-name superstar in the American League starting lineup is Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, who has launched 25 home runs and driven in 60 runs.The National League does not have the star power depth of the American League, but the senior circuit may have the game's most exciting player in second baseman Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs. He is one of the most exciting defensive players in the history of the game because of his range and flair Chris Owings Jersey , and he has been explosive with the bat this season.Baez has blasted 19 homers and driven in 71 runs, and he has a .293/.328/.571 slash line. He is a free swinger who has shown he can come up with big hits at key moments.Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves has one of the sweetest swings in the game and is a consistent producer with a .315/.404/.532 slash line.The biggest problem for the National League may be with their headline player Bryce Harper. With the game in his home stadium, Harper has been having a hugely disappointing season. While he has hit 23 homers and knocked in 54 runs, he is hitting just .214 and his Nationals have been slumping badly.The key players coming off the bench are shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Indians, outfielder George Springer of the Astros and his teammate third baseman Alex Bregman for the American League. Top National League reserves include first baseman Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks, shortstop Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies and outfielder Lorenzo Cain of the Milwaukee Brewers.Chris Sale of the Red Sox has started the last two All-Star Games for the American League, and he is on a brilliant roll with five straight starts that have included 11 strikeouts or more while walking one batter or less. He has already fanned 188 hitters while issuing just 31 walks.Gerrit Cole of the Astros and Luis Severino are the American League's top starting pitchers in addition to Sale. Closers Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox, Edwin Diaz of the Seattle Mariners and Blake Treinen of the Oakland A's will handle the final innings for the American League since fireballing Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees is not participating.Max Scherzer of the Nationals is the likely starting pitcher for the National League since the game is in his home stadium. He is 12-5 with a 2.41 earned-run average and 182 strikeouts. Kenley Jansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Brad Hand of the San Diego Padres will likely close for the National League if the senior circuit has a late lead.Statistics are courtesy of MLB.comas of July 15 The Chicago Cubs were supposed to have a travel day on Thursday. It was going to be a respite before a nine-day road trip against three potential playoff teams. But an early-season rainout has changed that plan and created a one-game stop in Atlanta before the lengthy swing. The Cubs will play the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves on Thursday in a makeup of a game that was rained out on May 17.Chicago will send left-hander Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.62 ERA) to the mound to oppose Atlanta right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (10-8, 2.67).Article continues below ...Neither team comes into the game rested. The Cubs had to finish a suspended game on Wednesday before playing their regularly scheduled game against the New York Mets. Chicago won the suspended game in 11 innings and lost the regular game before flying to Atlanta. The Braves only had one game, but a pair of rain delays totaling one hour, 47 minutes didn’t allow the 8-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays to be completed until 12:30 a.m. Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 3 1/2 games in the division.Montgomery will be activated from the disabled list to make his 14th start of the season. He was sidelined on Aug. 14 with left shoulder inflammation and hasn’t pitched since Aug. 11 when he threw one scoreless inning of relief. He threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Monday and declared himself fit for action.“It was a good two weeks for me to give (my arm) a refresher,” Montgomery said. “It’s one of those things where it could’ve gone bad if I didn’t address it. I didn’t want something that could take two weeks to cost me the rest of the season.”Montgomery’s last start came on Aug. 7 at Kansas City, when he pitched six scoreless innings. He has pitched at least five innings in all 13 of his starts.Montgomery has made four career appearances against Atlanta. He is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA, all with the Cubs. He has a 3.27 ERA in his last two starts against the Braves, both in 2017. In his only start at SunTrust Park on July 19, 2017, Montgomery allowed two hits and one run over six innings and hit a home run. He has made two scoreless relief appearances covering three innings against the Braves this season.Foltynewicz has been excellent during his five starts in August. He is 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA in 32 2/3 innings with 36 strikeouts. He had a three-game winning streak snapped in his last start despite allowing just one run on two hits over six innings with eight strikeouts in a 1-0 loss to Miami on Friday.“I thought he was really good,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “To just give up one run, that’s pretty good.”Foltynewicz has made one start against the Cubs this season, earning no decision when he allowed one unearned run in five innings on May 15. He has never beaten the Cubs in three career starts, going 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA.