APNewsBreak: All-Star Game no longer determines Series start
Jeffrey Loria, left, owner of the Miami Marlins, Robert Manfred Jr., commissioner of baseball, and Jeff Conine, special assistant to the president of the Marlins, unveil the official logo for the 2017 All-Star Game that will be held in Miami, during a ceremony before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series.
Instead, that will be determined by which pennant winner had 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 AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the deal, reached Wednesday evening in Irving, Texas, have not been announced.
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In addition, players and management agreed the minimum time for players going on the disabled list will be reduced from 15 days to 10.
The American League opened the World Series at home 11 times in the 14 years of the ''This Time It Counts'' experiment.