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Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics bats in the first round of the Home Run Derby Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis. Catching is 2000 MACCRAY graduate Nate Dammann. Cespedes beat Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds 9-1 in the final to successfully defend his title. USA TODAY Sports

MLB: Cespedes repeats as Home Run Derby champion

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By John Perrotto

Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoenis Cespedes successfully defended his All-Star Home Run Derby title Monday night at Target Field.


Cespedes, representing the American League, beat Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round. A year ago, the Oakland Athletics left fielder won at Citi Field in New York in his derby debut.

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