Alonso Bests Mancini, Ohtani For 2nd Straight HR Derby Title

Pete Alonso danced to his second straight Home Run Derby title, besting Shohei Ohtani, Trey Mancini and Juan Soto 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.

Colorado’s Trevor Story pulled the upset in the lowest scoring first round matchup, 20-19, over Joey Gallo of the Rangers. Story only managed 12 in the 2nd round and lost the Mancini, but did have one of the longest homers of the night at 518 ft.

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