The 2021 Home Run Derby at Coors Field includes some of baseball’s most electrifying sluggers with Mets first baseman Pete Alonso back to defend the crown he’s held since the event last took place two years ago
All eyes will be on top-seeded Shohei Ohtani, who leads the majors with 33 home runs at the All-Star break. The Angels’ two-way star will get his chance to shine in the derby 24 hours before he takes the field as the AL’s starting pitcher and leadoff hitter in the Midsummer Classic.
Alonso, the 2019 winner, is the No. 5 seed and faces Royals catcher Salvador Perez in the first round.
Stay tuned for live updates throughout the night as the home runs fly into the Denver sky:
Home Run Derby first round
No. 1 Shohei Ohtani (Angels) vs. No. 8 Juan Soto (Nationals)
No. 2 Joey Gallo (Rangers) vs. No. 7 Trevor Story (Rockies)
No. 3 Matt Olson (Athletics) vs. No. 6 Trey Mancini (Orioles)
No. 4 Salvador Perez (Royals) vs. No. 5 Pete Alonso (Mets)