Corey Seager is one-and-done at the Home Run Derby.

Corey Seager

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hit 15 home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby at Petco Park. (Getty Images)


SAN DIEGO — Can spending 4 minutes and 30 seconds trying to hit home runs out of Petco Park ruin a hitter’s swing?

The Dodgers are about to find out.

Corey Seager was eliminated in the first round of Tuesday’s Home Run Derby at Petco Park by Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo. Seager, the first player to bat, hit 15 home runs off his father, Jeff.

Trumbo, the second player to bat, hit 16 home runs with seven seconds to spare in the timed competition. Trumbo, whose 28 home runs lead the major leagues, started slowly, but Seager’s downfall proved swift after Trumbo took his permitted timeout midway through the round:

For his part, Seager said he felt a bit nervous at the beginning of his round. It showed:

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Here’s what Seager said after he was eliminated:

Trumbo will face Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the second round of the Derby. Stanton hit 24 home runs in the first round, more than any other player.

The bracket proved to be a tough draw for Seager: Only Trumbo and Stanton hit more home runs than him. Todd Frazier (13 home runs) of the Chicago White Sox and Adam Duvall (11) of the Cincinnati Reds both advanced to the second round on the opposite side of the bracket.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.