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Girardi cost AL with questionable calls

Manager's bad decisions mean the American League will be on road in World Series

Updated: July 14, 2010, 4:27 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If George Steinbrenner still were alive and in his prime, chances are Joe Girardi would have gotten a phone call from the owner after the All-Star Game. And the conversation wouldn't have been pleasant.

The American League lost home-field advantage in the World Series on Tuesday for the first time since baseball began staking that edge on the outcome of the All-Star Game, and Girardi can blame himself after the AL's 3-1 loss to the National League.

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