In 2013, Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby, but he wasn't an All-Star. This year, in addition to repeating as Derby champ on Monday, Cespedes will play in the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday. Now Cespedes truly feels like an All-Star.
A rainbow was the backdrop beyond Target Field when Todd Frazier took his first cuts in the Gillette Home Run Derby. It proved to be a lucky omen that carried him well into the night. But the prize at the end proved just out of reach as Yoenis Cespedes defeated Frazier in the finals Monday night to become a two-time Derby winner.
Yukking it up with American League All-Star teammates and media members until seconds before stepping into the right-handed batter's box, Orioles slugger Adam Jones lasted until the second round of the Gillette Home Run Derby, ultimately losing a head-to-head matchup with defending champion Yoenis Cespedes of the A's.
Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista thrilled the crowd at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday night with 10 home runs in the first round of the Gillette Home Run Derby. He was then beat, 7-4, by eventual champion Yoenis Cespedes in the semifinals.
Josh Donaldson welcomed an invitation to take his swings in the Gillette Home Run Derby alongside Oakland A's teammate Yoenis Cespedes on Monday. He didn't figure he'd be swinging against Cespedes to see who would advance.