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Interleague play ramps up MLB weekend attendance

Associated Press Published: May 21, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Big crowds at Nationals Park, Minute Maid Park and Yankee Stadium helped Major League Baseball set its top weekend attendance total since 2009.

Interleague play began this season on Friday and boosted crowds.

Overall, MLB drew 1,652,935 fans for 45 games over the weekend. That was the most since a weekend in late July 2009 drew 1,684,095 for 46 games.

MLB said Monday that overall attendance is up 6.7 percent this year over the same point last season.