Monday, July 10, 2017

Aaron Judge Wins 2017 Home Run Derby

     Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees defeated Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins 11-10 in the championship round of the 2017 Home Run Derby held at Marlins Park on Monday night. The 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday night.
     The event began with a shock as defending Home Run Derby champion and #1 seed Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins was upset by #8 seed Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees 17-16 in the first round. #5 Miguel Sano edged #4 Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals 11-10.
     #7 seed Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins put in a big scare against #2 Aaron Judge, however he lost 23-22. #3 Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers was able to get by #6 Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies 15-14.
      In the second round, Sano beat Sanchez 11-10 with plenty of time left in regulation. Judge then stopped Bellinger 13-12.

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