Yankees’ Robinson Cano Takes Home Run Derby
PHOENIX (CBS) — Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees has won the 2011 Home Run Derby, blasting past AL East rival Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox.
Cano also launched the longest homer, traveling 472 feet.
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Matt Kemp put up the lowest total, collecting just 2 homers, with a long of 427 feet.
Players were using their Twitter accounts during the contest, Kemp tweeted, ” I’m still in #BEASTMODE, but I was super slow in the Homerun Derby!! Man!! It’s way harder than it looks!!”
The derby got a scare as there was nearly another incident involving a fan falling from the stands. A fan on a table above the pool deck fell over trying to catch a home run, but his brother was able to grab him before falling 20 feet.
Last week in Arlington, Texas, Shannon Stone died while trying to catch a ball after he fell out of the stands.