Home Run Derby dominated by the American League

Robinson Cano defeated Adrian Gonzalez in the 2011 Home Run Derby from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

It was an epic final round as Cano out slugged Gonzalez 12-11 in the finale and 32-31 for the event.

The four American League sluggers totaled 80 bombs while the National League was only able to muster a total of 26 homers.

AL Derby Squad

If fact round two featured three AL players (Adrian Gonzalez, Robinson Cano and David Ortiz).

Prince Fielder hit the longest homer run of the event at 474 feet, Robinson Cano was just behind at 472 feet.

On the bright side, unlike past years nobody got shut out.

What are your thoughts on the Home Run Derby?

Does this indicate that the AL is the better slugging league? Does it indicate that David Ortiz is a better judge of talent then fellow captain Prince Fielder? Or is this just another silly exhibition event for Major League Baseball’s All-Star break?

For full event break down and highlights check out MLB’s Derby tracker.

For a look at past winners of the Home Run Derby click here.

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