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McCann Makes Up for Near Miss, Wins All-Star MVP
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Brian McCann came to the plate and the Angel Stadium scoreboard posted a curious piece of info: This was his fifth straight All-Star appearance.

Five in a row? Really? Who knew?

McCann atoned for his silent showings in the summer showcase, and more than made up for an earlier near-miss, by lining a bases-loaded double Tuesday night that lifted the National League to a 3-1 win.

McCann's three-run liner in the seventh inning earned him the MVP award. The Atlanta catcher certainly waited a while for this hit -- he was a quiet 0 for 3 in his previous All-Star trips. Then again, so did the NL, which beat the American League for the first time since 1996.

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