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Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton homer as American League wins 9th straight All-Star Game

The first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in 42 years featured Clayton Kershaw starting in front of the home fans and appearances from Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera, but the final score looked all too familiar: The American League won 3-2 for its ninth straight All-Star victory and 21st in the past 25 Midsummer Classics.

The game turned in the fourth inning when Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton delivered back-to-back home runs off the Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin. Neither were cheated with their swings. Stanton's game-tying two-run shot was a 457-foot blast to left-center -- longer than any home run hit at Dodger Stadium in the first half of the season.