Bryce Harper Wins Home Run Derby

It was an electrical night at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. for the home run derby and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made it even more special. He was down by six home runs with under 30 seconds remaining in the final round and Harper hit six to tie Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber at 18.

Bryce Harper had 30 extra seconds because he hit at least two home runs over 440 feet and that was one of the bonuses in the home run derby. Harper hit one out in that extra time and he won the home run derby. Players started to jump on him and he took the trophy from Max Scherzer. The fans were all on there feet as if the Washington Nationals just won the World Series.

Harper is the third player in home run derby history to win it on their home field. Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds did it in 2015 and Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs in 1990.

It was a home run derby for the ages, including a second-round match up between Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and Kyle Schwarber. Hoskins hit 20 homeruns and Schwarber hit 21 and he won it at the buzzer.

Bryce Harper defeated infielder Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy 13-12 in the second round.

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman (1) Jesus Aguilar lost 17-12 in the first-round to (8) Rhys Hoskins. (5) Kyle Schwarber defeated Houston Astros third baseman(4) Alex Bregman 17-16. (2) Bryce Harper defeated Atlanta Braves first baseman (7) Freddie Freeman 13-12. (6) Max Muncy defeated third baseman (3) Javier Baez 17-16.

The All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday Night at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.


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