Yoenis Cespedes Repeats As Home Run Derby Champion – VIDEO
Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes successfully defended his Home Run Derby title on Monday night, powering his way past Cincinnati Reds’ third baseman Todd Frazier, 9-1, in the final round at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The victory in the All-Star skills contest makes Cespedes the first back-to-back winner since Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1998 and 1999.
The 28-year old Cespedes hit 30 total homers (two came in a first round tie-breaker), while outfielder Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays connected on 14, including 10 in the first round, the most in any round during the evening, with Frazier belting 11.
View highlights of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby, courtesy of mlb.com, below: