2021 MLB All-Star Game: Home Run Derby tonight at 8:00 pm

The defending champion Pete Alonso with the Mets in 2020. By All-Pro Reels on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

Baseball’s top sluggers will hit their moonshots during the twilight of Colorado’s Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies on the day before the All-Star Game.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso won the 2019 event. He became the sixth right-handed hitter in the past seven years to win the title.

Coors Field in Denver. 2015 photo By Thelastcanadian – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The 2021 Home Run Derby candidates:

Bracket Left side:

  • ​Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (1) vs. Nationals’ Juan Soto (8)
  • Royals’ Salvador Perez (4) vs. Mets’ Pete Alonso (5)

Bracket Right side:

  • Rangers’ Joey Gallo (2) vs. Rockies’ Trevor Story (7)
  • Athletics’ Matt Olson (3) vs. Orioles’ Trey Mancini (6)
The 2021 HR Derby favorite is LA Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani at bat in 2019. Photo by Erik Drost – https www.flickr.com photos, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

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