Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds defeated Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson in the final round of the Home Run Derby.
Pederson defeated Manny Machado in the first round and Albert Pujols in the second, before facing the hometown favorite Frazier in the final round at Great American Ballpark. Pederson batted first and belted 14 home runs. Frazier batted next and hit the tie-breaking 15th home run in “bonus time.”
In the first round, Pederson hit the longest home run of the derby, estimated at 487 feet.
Pederson will be in the starting lineup for the National League in the All-Star Game tomorrow.
Zack Greinke leads MLB with a 1.39 earned-run average, the lowest by any pitcher in the first half since 1981. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
Greinke leads the major leagues with a 1.39 earned-run average. He’s appeared in two previous All-Star games (2009, 2014) and pitched a scoreless inning in each game, but didn’t start either.
Joc Pederson wasn’t voted as an All-Star Game starter, but he’ll be in the National League lineup anyway.
Fan-elected starter Matt Holliday was replaced on the roster Sunday by Ryan Braun, and Pederson moved into Holliday’s starting outfield spot. Pederson will also compete in the annual Home Run Derby on Monday.
Bryce Harper (Nationals) and Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) are the other starting outfielders for the National League on Tuesday in Cincinnati.