Cuban sensation Yoenis Cespedes of the A's won the 2013 Home Run Derby with nine home runs in the finals following a remarkable 17 homer first round. He had a few outs to go when he bested the eight of the Nationals' Bryce Harper.
Detroit's Prince Fielder, the defending champion of the event, made his exit after the first round. He hit just five.
Cespedes was easily the story all night, hitting with tremendous power. His first-round was the most since Josh Hamilton hit 28 in the first round in 2008 at Yankee Stadium. He didn't even need to hit a single homer in the second round to advance, but added six more for 23 total before the scoreboard reset.
Here's a look at a first-round shot:
Harper split hits rounds pretty evenly, eight in the first and eight in the second to advance to the final with 16. Here's a look at one from the first round, mostly so you can check out his hair.
The Rockies' Michael Cuddyer had 15 combined between the rounds, and the Orioles' Chris Davis 12.
Fielder hit moonshots on his first two -- including a 483-footer that stood as the day's longest, before being eliminated. He did finish ahead of one competitor: Robinson Cano finished with four.
Here's Prince's longest homer, by the way.
Of course, winning isn't everything. Cute kids are!
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