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Dodger Stadium awarded the 2020 All-Star Game


Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been awarded the 2020 All-Star Game. An official announcement from Major League Baseball should come tomorrow.

This will mark the first time since 1980 that the Dodgers have hosted the Midsummer Classic. Since that time every team except the Rays has hosted it at least once and several have hosted it twice. As of 2019 the Indians will have hosted it three times. The game will be in Washington D.C. this year.

This will be the fourth time the Dodgers have hosted the All-Star Game in their history, first doing so at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in 1949, then at the L.A. Coliseum in 1959 and then the lone time at Dodger Stadium in 1980.

Puig takes swing at Hundley, both ejected as benches clear

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the mercurial slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the benches and bullpens. Puig and Hundley were momentarily separated, but Puig ducked around teammates, coaches and manager Dave Roberts before reaching back to hit Hundley. He smacked Hundley with an open hand across the front of his catcher’s mask.

The players were then separated again for good. After discussing with both managers, the umpires ejected both Puig and Hundley.

It was the fourth career ejection for Puig, who had also got into a skirmish with Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014.