MLB draws biggest weekend crowds since 2008

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has drawn its biggest weekend crowds in three years, boosted by sellouts at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and the Coliseum.

Nearly 1.65 million fans saw games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That made for the top attendance during a regular, 45-game weekend since Sept. 26-28, 2008.

The Chicago Cubs set a three-game attendance record by drawing over 126,000 fans to see the New York Yankees. The Oakland Athletics sold out all three games against the visiting San Francisco Giants. Boston, Seattle and Colorado also had sellouts for interleague matchups.

Commissioner Bud Selig says the attendance totals help show interleague play is still popular with fans.

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