American League Scores 10th Straight All-Star Win

MVP Ichiro jump-starts 5-4 victory, Series edge
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 11, 2007 4:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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. (Read more All Star Game 2007 stories.)

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