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Shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON—David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game.

Tune in tomorrow night and no telling where fans will see fielders. Especially in what's become merely an exhibition—why not try a five-man outfield?

Dodgers, Astros in rare showdown

LOS ANGELES—The L.A. Dodgers love their analytics, collecting so much data that manager Dave Roberts proudly proclaims: “I don't see any team that's more prepared than we are.”

All the numbers, video, and advanced scouting reports are great. But firsthand looks are nice, too.

So Curtis Granderson, what do you know about your World Series opponent, the Houston Astros?