The American League won its 10th straight Midsummer Classic last night, besting the National League 5-4. The game, hosted by San Francisco at AT&T Park, was a slugging match: MVP Ichiro Suzuki chalked up the first in-the-parker in All-Star game history, and blasts from Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez helped hand the AL a 1-run victory.
Alfonso Soriano's 2-run shot in the bottom of the ninth proved too little too late for the NL, which used nine pitchers during the match-up. Boston's Josh Beckett threw two shutout innings for the winning decision. The result gives the AL home field advantage in this year's World Series.