Prince Fielder wins second Home Run Derby
Staff and wire report July 9, 2012 11:34PM
Updated: August 11, 2012 6:23AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Detroit’s Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.
On a night when the Yankees’ Robinson Cano was repeatedly booed and went homerless, Fielder put on the most powerful display among baseball’s big boppers. Winner at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium three years ago, Fielder hit a total of 28 home runs over three rounds to cap the main event on the eve of the All-Star game.
Ken Griffey Jr. won three titles, in 1994, 1998 and 1999.