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.
Clayton Kershaw will replace Max Scherzer on the National League All-Star Game roster. The Dodgers pitcher was the leading vote-getter among Natonal League pitchers on the players’ ballot among NL pitchers who weren’t already on the roster.
Scherzer, who is pitching today for the Nationals, will be inactive during the All-Star Game, but is invited to Cincinnati with full All-Star honors.
Kershaw (6-6, 2.85 ERA) is an All-Star for the fifth consecutive season. In 123 innings pitched over 18 starts this season, he’s surrendered 45 runs (39 earned) on 99 hits with 27 walks and 160 strikeouts.
He joins teammates Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Zack Greinke and Joc Pederson on the NL roster.
Online oddsmaker Bovada released its odds for Monday’s Home Run Derby today. Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is a bit of a longshot at 7-to-1 to win the event at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark.
The full odds: