Jan 22, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT
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Nationals Park hosted its first three playoff games in October.
Washington is going to have to wait a while longer to land the Midsummer Classic.
Considered the favorites to host the 2015 All-Star Game as recently as last summer, the Nationals have been beaten out by the Reds, who will officially be awarded the game by commissioner Bud Selig today, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
One of three NL clubs vying for the event in 2015 — along with the Nationals and Marlins — the Reds were initially told by Major League Baseball they would be in line to host the 2019 game. Owner Bob Castellini, according to the Enquirer, pushed Selig to give them the 2015 game and apparently was successful in bringing the All-Star Game to Cincinnati for the first time since 1988.
The Nationals have been interested in hosting the All-Star Game since Nationals Park opened in 2008, but MLB officials have
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