Found April 03, 2013 on Sports-Glory:
Detroit Tigers’ Prince Fielder fended off Toronto’s Jose Bautista to win the 2012 MLB Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Monday Night. Fielder started the night slow with just five home runs in the opening round but began to find a rhythm in Round 2 with 11 homers. Four of the 16 went over 458 feet, with the longest one going 476. Fielder now joins Ken Griffey Jr., as the only players to win the Home Run Derby multiple times. Griffey Jr. won the event in 1994, 1998 and 1999. Fielder won the event in 2009 with Milwaukee, and becomes the only player to win as a member of both the American and National League. Robinson Cano set a final-round record of 12 to claim last year’s title in Phoenix. This year he hit zero home runs and was booed for not picking Royals’ Billy Butler for his derby team. This was the 17th time a player went homeless in the Home Run Derby. Final Standings: Prince Fielder: 28 (5,11,12) Jose Bautista: 21 (11,2*,7) Mark Trumbo: 13 (7,6) Carlos Beltran: 12 (7,5) Carlos Gonzalez: 4 Andrew McCuctchen: 4 Matt Kemp: 1 Robinson Cano: 0 Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP
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