In a year when it seems just about everyone is a power hitter, Chris Sale and Max Scherzer know what awaits in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.
The American League's starting batting order has combined for 181 home runs, led by New York Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge with 30. The National League's lineup has 158, topped by 26 from hometown star Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.
That's a whole lot of long balls.
"I'm gonna grip and rip as usual," Sale said Monday when AL manager Brad Mills announced the Boston ace will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams.
"I give up my fair share of...