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Highlights From the MLB Home Run Derby 2014

Yoenis Cespedes won his second HR Derby in a row


MLB’s Home Run Derby 2014 took place Monday night in Target Field — where the Minnesota Twins play — and it was as thrilling as ever.

Home run Derby 2014
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Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes won the competition for the second year in a row. The Cuban slugger is only the second player to win the tournament in back-to-back years — Ken Griffey Jr. first achieved the feat in 1998-99.

The Home Run Derby 2014 was delayed by about an hour due to a rain delay but it was pure excitement once it kicked off. Jose Bautista dominated the first round with 10 homeruns but it was Cespedes who won the trophy in the final against Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier.

Cespedes also had the longest homerun of the night, crushing a ball that traveled 452 feet. Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig was the biggest flop of the tournament, failing to hit a single homerun in the Derby.

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