KANSAS CITY (WTAQ) - Prince Fielder has become the first player to win the All-Star Home Run Derby in both leagues.
The Detroit Tigers’ slugger won Monday night’s Derby by smashing 12 homers in the final round, to 7 for his American League teammate Jose Bautista of Toronto.
Fielder also won the 2009 Home Run Derby for the National League when he was with the Brewers.
He belted a total of 28 homers Monday night in his 4th appearance in the 28th annual Derby – and he hit the longest shot of the night at 476 feet.
Fielder hit 8 straight homers before getting his first out in the final round. One of those blasts was disputed, after it hit the top of the fence in right center.
Fielder’s 12 final-round homers tied a record set last year by Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano.