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Adley Rutschman adds new wrinkle to Home Run Derby as switch hitter

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SEATTLE (AP) — Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman added a new wrinkle to the Home Run Derby, even if it didn’t result in a victory.

Rutschman displayed his power from both sides of the plate as a switch hitter, swatting a combined 27 homers in his first-round matchup. Rutschman had the crowd roaring during the initial 3-minute round, hitting 21 homers left-handed. For the bonus round, Rutschman flipped around and hit right-handed. Rutschman hit six out to left field in the 30-second round and walked off to a standing ovation.

Rutschman lost to White Sox slugger Luis Robert Jr., who hit 28 homers to advance.

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