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Yoenis Cespedes tops Bryce Harper in Home Run Derby final

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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In terms of intriguing, headline-grabbing talent, MLB couldn't have scripted a better Home Run Derby final than the one that unfolded on Monday night at Citi Field. In the end, A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes topped Nationals phenom Bryce Harper with an astounding power display.

Cespedes, who tallied 32 homers against 25 outs (he needed just five outs to top Harper by a score of 9-8 in the final), hit a number of jaw-dropping shots over the course of the night. Here's the one that clinched the victory:

Here's how the entire Derby played out:

Round 1:

Cespedes, Davis, Harper and Cuddyer advance. Round 1 Tracker.

Round 2:

  • Cespedes, 23 (17+6)
  • Harper, 16 (8+8)
  • Cuddyer, 15 (7+8)
  • Davis, 12 (8+4)

Cespedes and Harper advance. Round 2 Tracker.

Final round:

  • Cespedes, 9
  • Harper, 8

Cespedes wins Home Run Derby. Final round tracker | Full home run spray chart

We leave you with Mr. Cespedes' celebratory bat flip, which was as majestically soaring as any of his clouts ...

(Wink of CBS eye: @erikmal)

 
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