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Drew relishes MVP award

July 16, 2008

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— J.D. Drew and the Boston Red Sox had a rewarding All-Star week at Yankee Stadium.

Drew hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday night and took home MVP honors after a wild Midsummer Classic, capping a strong performance by the rival Red Sox in New York.

The Boston outfielder also singled and finished 2-for-4 to help the American League beat the NL 4-3 in 15 innings, matching the longest All-Star game in history by time.

"One of those undescribable events," Drew said near second base after receiving his award about 1:50 a.m.

Drew connected off Cincinnati right-hander Edinson Volquez with two outs in the seventh, tying the score at 2 and making him the 15th player to homer in his first All-Star at-bat.

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