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All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/12/2017
American League's Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (22), is congratulated by Kansas City Mike Moustakas, after Cano hit a home run in the tenth inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) © The Associated Press American League's Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (22), is congratulated by Kansas City Mike Moustakas, after Cano hit a home run in the tenth inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership for the All-Star Game ticked up slightly from last year's record low.

American League's Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (22), lifts the MLB All-Star MVP trophy, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. Robinson hit the game winning home run in the tenth inning. The American League defeated the National League 2-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) © The Associated Press American League's Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (22), lifts the MLB All-Star MVP trophy, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. Robinson hit the game winning home run in the tenth inning. The American League defeated the National League 2-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The American League's 2-1, 10-inning win at Miami on Tuesday got a 5.5 national rating, 11 share and average audience of 9.28 million on Fox. Viewership was up 7 percent from last year's 4-2 AL win in San Diego, which received a 5.4 rating and 10 share on Fox, where its average audience was 8.71 million.

American League's New York Yankees Aaron Judge (99), left, listens to former player Alex Rodriguez, prior to the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) © The Associated Press American League's New York Yankees Aaron Judge (99), left, listens to former player Alex Rodriguez, prior to the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The network said Wednesday that the combined average audience of 9.44 million on Fox, Fox Deportes and the online stream Fox Sports Go was up 7 percent from last year's 8.83 million.

Fox experimented with interviews with Bryce Harper and George Springer while they were playing the outfield, spoke with hitters as they were about to bat and had former All-Star Alex Rodriguez walk onto the field near third base to conduct interviews.

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