MLB could have another Home Run Derby this week thanks to interesting All-Star Game rule change

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The first half of the MLB regular season is wrapping up as the 2022 MLB All-Star Game takes place on Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This will be the 92nd Midsummer Classic, and the ending could look a little different than it has in previous years.

Starting this year, an All-Star Game that is tied after nine innings will no longer require extra innings to settle the winner. Instead, the game will be settled by a Home Run Derby. Each team will select three batters, and each of them will get three swings. After all six players have had a chance to bat through three rounds, the team with the highest total will be declared the winner. 

Rumors of this change have been going around for a while, but MLB writer Anthony Castrovince officially broke the news on Monday.

The rules have changed throughout the years. This new rule seems to be a step in the right direction, definitely a lot better than in 2002 when the game ended in a tie after both teams ran out of players. For a few years, games that were tied after regulation had extra innings that started with a runner on second base at the beginning of each half inning. 

This year’s event will have plenty of star talent on the field. A few of the most recognizable names include Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Manny Machado (here’s a full look at the roster). 

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is slated for 8 p.m. ET Tuesday in Los Angeles. 

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