Brandon Crawford’s All-Star journey: From family tragedy to national spotlight
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Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford won't have a been-there-done-that approach when he suits up in Washington, D.C. for Tuesday's All-Star Game, the second of his career.

"If anything," he said, "it might even be a little bit of a bigger deal."

That's because Crawford is the National League's starting shortstop, three years after he served as Jhonny Peralta's backup. It's also because so much more of Crawford's extended family will be in attendance than at the...


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