Yoenis Cespedes tops Bryce Harper in Home Run Derby final
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes put on an astounding power display at Citi Field on Monday night and won the 2013 Home Run Derby.
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:
- Yoenis Cespedes, 17
- Chris Davis, 8
- Bryce Harper, 8Michael Cuddyer
- Michael Cuddyer, 7
- Pedro Alvarez, 6
- Prince Fielder, 5
- David Wright, 5
- Robinson Cano, 4
Cespedes, Davis, Harper and Cuddyer advance. Round 1 Tracker.
- Cespedes, 23 (17+6)
- Harper, 16 (8+8)
- Cuddyer, 15 (7+8)
- Davis, 12 (8+4)
Cespedes and Harper advance. Round 2 Tracker.
- Cespedes, 9
- Harper, 8
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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