Fans lined the street to watch hometown hero Barry Bonds arrive at the 78th All-Star Game.
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Washington Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young waves to fans while taking a ride with his family down the red carpet on their way to San Francisco's AT&T Park for the game.
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American League players and coaches pose for a team picture prior to the start of the All-Star Game. The AL owned a 9-0-1 record over the National League in the past 10 years heading into the game.
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Hall of Famer Willie Mays was honored during a pre-game ceremony at AT&T Park, whose official address is 24 Willie Mays Plaza.
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AT&T Park, which opened in 2000, is known for its panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay over the outfield walls.
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National League starter Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres gave up one hit, but didn't allow a run in an inning of work.
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It didn't take Jose Reyes long to dirty his uniform. The Mets shortstop singled, stole second, then was driven in on a single by Ken Griffey Jr. to give the NL a 1-0 lead.
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American League starter Danny Haren of the Oakland A's worked two innings, allowing one run on two hits.
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Bonds teased the crowd in the third inning when he drove a ball to left field. The ball died at the warning track, however, leaving the Giants superstar 0-for-2 on the night.
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Russell Martin, left, and Alex Rodriguez
Dodgers catcher Russell Martin tags Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez as he tries to score. The out ended the inning and preserved the NL's 1-0 lead.
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Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made All-Star Game history with a stand-up, inside-the-park home run, the first in the 78-year history of the event. Suzuki, who went 3-for-3 on the night, drove in Baltimore's Brian Roberts to give the AL a 2-1 lead.
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Devil Rays outfielder Carl Crawford connected on a solo shot in the sixth to extend the AL lead to 3-1.
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The NL closed the gap to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth. Carlos Beltran led off with a triple and was driven home on a sacrifice fly by Griffey, his second RBI of the game.
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Indians catcher Victor Martinez extended the AL lead to 5-2 with a two-run homer, driving in Boston's Mike Lowell.
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Alfonso Soriano gave the NL some hope in the bottom of the ninth, clubbing his third career All-Star Game home run, driving in Dmitri Young to cut the AL lead to 5-4.
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With the bases loaded, Francisco Rodriguez got the final out to preserve the 5-4 win, extending the AL's record to 10-0-1 over the NL in the past 11 years.
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Flanked by MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Fox broadcaster Jeanne Zelasko, Ichiro was named Most Valuable Player of the game. He was given a new Chevy Tahoe Hybrid for winning the award.
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