ALL STARS

Obama Gets One Over the Plate

Tuesday's All-Star Game featured a longtime American ritual—the American League defeating the National League. The 4-3 victory marked the 13th game in a row that the National League did not win and came despite an early 3-2 NL lead. The winning run was scored off a costly error after a throw from center field to third base bounced off Shane Victorino as he slid into the base. President Obama threw out the first pitch and just barely reached his goal of getting it over the plate thanks to a helping hand from Albert Pujols, who moved up to catch the ball when it fell slightly short. Obama celebrated with a left-handed fist pump.