LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Newest on the Residence Run Derby (all occasions native):
Seattle’s Julio Rodríguez superior to the second spherical of the All-Star Residence Run Derby with a 32-23 win over Texas’ Corey Seager.
The Mariners’ rookie, who has not performed at Dodger Stadium, was an underdog towards Seager, who was with the Dodgers for seven seasons. He did not appear fazed. With Seattle nice and three-time Derby champion Ken Griffey Jr. snapping images on the sphere, Rodriguez had 10 drives over 440 ft and hit 19 through the last two minutes of regulation.
Rodriguez’s 32 homers averaged 420 ft, along with his longest going for 463.
Seager had seven within the first minute however solely six within the second to fall off the tempo. His homers averaged 418 ft with the longest going for 451. He had three over 440 ft.
Seager has not superior out of the opening spherical in both Derby look. He misplaced to Mark Trumbo whereas a rookie in 2016.
Ronald Acuña Jr. and the remainder of the All-Star Residence Run Derby area received a fiery welcome to the competitors Monday.
All-Star organizers arrayed a sequence of fire-blasting gadgets across the stage the place the eight members stood throughout introductions, they usually set off the flames after the introduction of every matchup. The flames had been large and shiny, and their warmth might be felt even within the press field on the third degree of Dodger Stadium, greater than 200 ft away.
The gamers had been maybe a couple of dozen ft away, they usually had been clearly stunned by the extreme warmth. Acuña and Seattle’s Julio Rodríguez reacted with fright when an enormous burst went off behind them throughout one other pair’s introduction.
When all eight opponents reached the stage, the organizers set off one other large burst of flames that despatched Acuña taking two steps towards the sting of the stage away from the flames.
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