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Crawford, AL beat NL for 7th straight All-Star win

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The American League has won its seventh straight All-Star game, beating the National League 4-3 behind a terrific catch by Carl Crawford and a trio of bullpen aces.

The AL ran its unbeaten streak to 13 games, including a tie. Tuesday night's victory means the AL champion will again have home-field advantage in the World Series.

Curtis Granderson tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on Adam Jones' sacrifice fly. Moments earlier, Crawford reached over the left-field wall to rob Brad Hawpe of a home run.

After President Barack Obama threw out the first ball, closers Jonathan Papelbon, Joe Nathan and Mariano Rivera each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the game at Busch Stadium. Rivera earned his record fourth All-Star save.

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