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PHOTOS: 2014 Home Run Derby

PHOTOS: 2014 Home Run Derby

HOME RUN HITTER:American League's Yoenis Cespedes, of the Oakland Athletics, hits during the final round of the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 14, in Minneapolis. Photo: Associated Press/Paul Sancya

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes brushed off the Minneapolis rain and worked his way through a revamped format to become only the second player to successfully defend baseball’s Home Run Derby title on Monday.

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