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Victorino singles, scores in front of President Obama

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By Jason Tang - bio | email

ST. LOUIS (KHNL) - Maui native Shane Victorino made the most of his first Major League All Star game, and he did it in front of the most powerful man in the world - Hawaii native, and United States President Barrack Obama.

The President threw out the first pitch of the contest and even made a guest appearance in the broadcast booth. And in the bottom of the 2nd, Victorino singled into right much to the delight of the President.

"By the way this is a Hawaiian kid and since I grew up in Hawaii this kid, while we were down in the clubhouse, he actually gave me some macadamia nuts from back home," said President Obama on the broadcast immediately following the hit.

And it didn't end their, on the next play Victorino scored from first off a throwing error tying the game at two. Leaving the door wide open for more commentary

"When you give the President of the United States macadamia nuts, good things happen, absolutely," said President Obama.

However, for a 13th straight time, the American League leaves the National league winless, notching the win 4-3. Victorino finished 1-2 with a run scored. Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford won the MVP award.

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