Monday, July 13, 2009

Fielder Wins Home Run Derby

       Prince Fielder, first basemen for the Milwaukee Brewers, has won the 2009 Home Run Derby.  Fielder hit 11 homers in the first round, and 6 in the second round and 6 again the final round.  Fielder hit the longest homer of the night, blasting a 503-foot blast into the St. Louis night.

       Ryan Howard was trying to win his second Home Run Derby (He won in 2006), but he was eliminated in the semifinal round. 

        The All-Star game will be held tomorrow night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  Five players will be representing the Phils.  Raul Ibanez, Chase Utley, and Shane Victorino will be in Charlie Manuel's starting lineup.  Jayson Werth and Ryan Howard will start the game on the bench.

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