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After players wowed fans with majestic blasts in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night, they continued the fun on Tuesday, bringing down the house with both fun and dramatic moments at the All-Star Game. Robinson Cano won the game for the American League, swatting a go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning and securing the All-Star Game MVP Award in the process.

The game-winning moonshot wasn't the only highlight of the festivities. From on-field iPhone photos to diving catches to record-setting hits, there was plenty of excitement that lasted throughout the night for players and fans alike. With help from our friends at Getty Images, we've put together a photo recap of the best moments from the All-Star Game, giving you the sense of what it's like to have front-row seats to the Midsummer Classic


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One of the most exciting moments of every All-Star Game is the pregame introductions before the action even starts. It allows fans the chance to see their team's biggest stars and cheer and get a glimpse of the best players around the league.


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This year, Miami pulled out all the stops. To honor the city's Latino roots, a group of Latin American baseball legends were honored during an on-field ceremony, including Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar, Luis Aparicio, Rod Carew, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez, Tony Perez and Ivan Rodriguez. The late Roberto Clemente was represented by his wife, Vera.


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Martinez was dressed to the nines and jovial as usual. It was likely Pudge, though, who got the biggest ovation from the crowd, as fans don't forget how he helped lead the Marlins to a World Series title in 2003.


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Nationals hurler Max Scherzer kicked things off in the top of the first inning. The ace was lights out against the top of the AL order, touching 100 mph and striking out two batters in one inning of work. Ever the competitor, you could hear Mad Max's grunts loud and clear after every pitch


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In the outfield, Bryce Harper quickly put to rest fears that players would not try hard since home-field advantage was no longer on the line in the All-Star Game. The outfielder turned on the jets to make a diving catch and take a hit away from Royals catcher Salvador Perez in the second inning, causing fans (and teammates) to ooh and ahh. That might have just been because of the hair, though. 


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National League supporters and Marlins fans alike made sure to give the hometown representatives a huge hand when they were introduced and when they came to the plate. Both Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton looked right at home at Marlins Park, and the sluggers stuck together in the dugout, as well.


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There were plenty of smiles to go around, and here, second basemen Daniel Murphy and Jose Altuve share a laugh together on the basepaths. With how the Nationals and Astros are playing, this duo may be seeing each other again in the World Series this year.


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The Fox broadcast added an exciting new feature to the game this year, interviewing players while they were actually on the field manning their position. The most rewarding interview may have been the one with Astros outfielder George Springer, as he didn't let his stutter get in the way of being mic'd up. 


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The most hilarious moment of the night certainly goes to Nelson Cruz. As the AL slugger walked out to the plate to take his first at-bat, he surprised everyone by whipping out an iPhone and asking umpire Joe West for a photo. Catcher Yadier Molina played the role of photographer and West grumbled a bit before eventually taking off his mask and smiling. In the end, fans and players were treated to an iconic All-Star Game moment.  


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Keeping with tradition, each year, everyone at the All-Star Game sets aside the game for a greater cause, pausing to Stand up to Cancer. Here, Dodgers teammates hold up signs showing who they fight for. In a moment that caused emotions to well up for many, All-Stars Charlie Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu stood for Rockies teammate Chad Bettis, who has missed this season while undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. 


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One of the more exciting moments in a game that was largely dominated by pitching came from NL catcher Yadier Molina, who hit a game-tying home run in the sixth inning. Two days before his 35th birthday, Molina became the oldest catcher in history to accomplish this feat, and former Team Puerto Rico teammate Francisco Lindor was quick to congratulate him as the veteran rounded the bases. 


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In the end, Robinson Cano stole the show. After the game went into extras, the Mariners second basemen won it for the AL, blasting a solo homer in the 10th inning. The eight-time All-Star was rewarded with the All-Star Game MVP Award for his efforts. 


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The game had just enough fun, excitement and drama to satiate even the biggest baseball fan's need for action and competition. This year's All-Star Game proved that home-field advantage doesn't need to be on the line for the game to be exciting -- the players take care of that themselves, no matter the stakes.