Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano's solo home run in the 10th inning lifts American League in All-Star Game

Robinson Cano's solo home run in the 10th inning lifts American League in All-Star Game

There was an at-bat interrupted by a cellphone photo. There was the formerly disgraced Alex Rodriguez, rehabilitated for the role of interviewing players as they warmed up between innings. There were right fielders wearing microphones on the field, chatting with national television announcers between pitches.

The All-Star game has been restored to its rightful place as a true exhibition game, and this one was an exhibition of baseball circa 2017: home runs and strikeouts, making baseball fun again among the yawn-inducing parade of strikeouts.

Robinson Cano hit the home run that won the game, a solo shot off Wade Davis in the 10th inning, powering the American League to a 2-1...

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