Major League Baseball announces umpires for All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Welke will be the home plate umpire for next week’s All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Welke, in his 32nd season in the major leagues, will also serve as the crew chief in the July 14 game. Major League Baseball announced the umpires on Wednesday.

Welke also worked the All-Star games in 1990 and 2005.

Jerry Meals (first base), Paul Schrieber (second base), Ron Kulpa (third base), James Hoye (left field) and Alan Porter (right field) have also been assigned to next Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.

Brian Gorman will be the replay official based in New York.

The official scorers for the game will be longtime Cincinnati-based scorers Mike Cameron and Ron Roth as well as John Fay of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.