Prince Fielder wins 2nd Home Run Derby

July 9, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder won his second Home Run Derby Monday, hitting 12 out in the final round to beat Toronto's Jose Bautista.

Fielder, who won the pre-All-Star Game competition in 2009 while a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first player to claim the contest while representing different leagues.

Fielder cracked 28 homers in all, including the night's longest shot of 476 feet at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., the site of Tuesday's 2012 All-Star Game.

He launched 23 total homers in his 2009 victory over Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers. This year's 28 clouts equaled the record set last year by New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.

Cano was roundly booed by the Kansas City fans as he failed to hit a single homer in this year's contest.

Bautista -- eliminated in the first round last year -- hung tough in the finals but couldn't match Fielder's output.

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