Stanton wins Home Run Derby with record-setting performance

Posted at 5:19 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 11:22:05-04

SAN DIEGO -- Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins defeated defending champion Todd Frazier, 20-13, in the final of Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby today at Petco Park.

Stanton hit a record 61 home runs in the three-round competition. The fifth-seeded Stanton defeated top-seeded Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles, 17-14, in the semifinals and fourth-seeded Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, 24-7, in the first round.
Stanton also set records for longest Home Run Derby home run, 497 feet, and highest exit velocity, 120.4 mph, according to Statcast. He had the 10 longest home runs of the night and the 20 hardest-hit.
Stanton and Frazier were both chosen for the Home Run Derby without being chosen for the All-Star Game.
The San Diego Padres' representative, Wil Myers, lost 11-10 to Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Duvall in the first round.
The second-seeded Frazier, who plays for the Chicago White Sox, defeated seventh-seeded Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies, 13-12, in his first round-match.
Trumbo defeated Los Angeles Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager, 16- 15, in their first-round match.
Frazier defeated Duvall, 16-15, in the semifinals.
Each round consisted of each batter getting four minutes, with the clock starting with the release of the first pitch. Thirty seconds of bonus time was awarded for two home runs that each equal or exceed 440 feet.
In the first round and semifinals, each batter was entitled to one 45- second timeout. In the final, each batter was entitled to two 45-second timeouts.
The seedings were based on the number of home runs the participants had hit as of Wednesday.
The Home Run Derby has been held in connection with the All-Star Game each year since 1985, except for 1988 when it was canceled due to rain.