American League

All-Star Game no longer determines World Series home-field advantage

All-Star Game no longer determines World Series home-field advantage

The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.

The change was included in Major League Baseball's tentative new collective bargaining agreement and disclosed early Thursday to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the deal, reached Wednesday evening in Irving, Texas, had not been announced.

The rule change has garnered consistent criticism as it allows a select group of players rotated through an exhibition competition to determine a potentially key...

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