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Cespedes repeats as HR Derby Champion

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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 2:05 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 15, 2014 9:28 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Oakland, Athletics, Yoenis, Cespedes, Cincinnati, Reds, Todd Frazier, home run, derby, MLB, Major League Baseball

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 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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