Alonso bests O’s Mancini for 2nd straight HR Derby title

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DENVER (AP) — Pete Alonso danced to his second straight Home Run Derby title, besting Trey Mancini on a night of record long balls in the thin Rocky Mountain air of Coors Field.

The New York Mets first baseman hit 74 total home runs and beat Mancini 23-22 in the final round, joining Ken Griffey Jr. (1998-99) and Yoenis Céspedes (2013-14) in winning consecutive titles.

Batting second, Alonso trailed 22-17 after the first two minutes of the final round, then hit six homers on six swings over the first 28 seconds of his final minute.


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