Hometown slugger wins All-Star Home Run Derby

Tanya Simon
July 17, 2018

Schwarber started slowly but picked up steam late during his four-minute run and outlasted Hoskins, 21-20, with the deciding homer coming as time ran out. The 25-year-old said his father "worked his tail off every single day to provide for me and my family" and "now being able to have him throw to me in a big league ballpark is the cherry on top". Teammate Javier Baez was eliminated in the first round. However, Schwarber hit a hot streak and edged him out with time to spare.

Schwarber had earned a 30-second bonus in his second-round match by hitting at least two home runs of at least 440 feet, but he didn't need it as he passed Hoskins with his final swing in regulation time.

Who's in the Derby this year?

Daley Blind sold back to Ajax in £18.1m deal
The transfer fee is 16 million euros (18.7 million US dollars), which can increase to 20.5 million euros, including bonuses. Daley Blind was brought over under Louis van Gaal, and he was a favorite for selection by his country man.

Harper, who has 23 home runs this season, advanced to the final with an astonishing spree of longball hitting. Here's what you need to know to livestream the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby.

Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins will also be stepping to the plate. Schwarber racked up the highest total of runs with 55. Schwarber then barely edged out Bregman, the only American League hitter, by a score of 16-15. Schwarber has put up an impressive first half of the season with 17 home runs, 39 runs batted in as well as 3 stolen bases. Baez hit the longest shot of the Derby, a 479-footer.

There's no question that hometown star Bryce Harper won the 2018 Home Run Derby in epic fashion Monday night - he capped off his run with an electric nine home runs in 47 seconds.

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