Michael Crabtree returns, gives 49ers boost in win over Rams

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SAN FRANCISCO — Colin Kaepernick let his guard down just enough to razz Michael Crabtree about not scoring on a flashy 60-yard catch and run in his season debut.

At last, Kaepernick has his receiving corps intact, just in time for the stretch run.

Crabtree’s return opened up the field all the more for Anquan Boldin — not to mention Vernon Davis and his high-hurdle show — in the San Francisco 49ers’ 23-13 victory against St. Louis on Sunday.

Boldin caught nine passes for 98 yards from Kaepernick, Crabtree made his long-awaited debut six months after Achilles’ tendon surgery, and the 49ers pressured the Rams defense from every angle. Next up: NFC West nemesis Seattle in a week at Candlestick Park.

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