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Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby 

Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby 

American League's Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, watches his hit during the first round of the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Kathy Willens

DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.

Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.

With a serious, determined look on his face the whole time, Cespedes finished with 28 homers. That was four fewer than last year, when he beat Washington’s Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.

Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452-foot blast to the third deck above left field that officially measured as the longest of the night.

 

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