CLEVELAND — The Home Run Derby, the annual celebration of longballs, invades Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.
The way the ball has been flying out of parks this season, fans will witness a flurry of homers in tonight's event from some of the league's top sluggers.
There were 3,691 home runs hit in the first half of the season, which puts the league on pace for 6,668, nearly 1,100 more than a year ago and more than 500 homers over the record of 6,105 in 2017. So why not a record number at the Derby too?
Keep up with all the action from Cleveland:
No. 4 Alex Bregman vs. No. 5 Joc Pederson
- Pederson – 21 HR – longest 452 feet: Took him a few minutes to find a rhythm but after taking a break, he started punishing balls into the right-field seats. Pederson earned bonus time and added more four homers in the extra 30 seconds. A very strong showing from the Dodger to start things off.
No. 1 Matt Chapman vs. No. 8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
No. 3 Josh Bell vs. No. 6 Ronald Acuña Jr.
No. 2 Pete Alonso vs. No. 7 Carlos Santana
Here's everything you need to know for Monday's event:
When: 8 p.m. ET, Monday, July 8
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland
How to watch: ESPN, streaming on ESPN.com
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