2012 Home Run Derby Recap: Prince Fielder Claims Title

Prince Fielder barely made it out of the first round of the 2012 Home Run Derby, hitting five homers to advance over Carlos Gonzalez and Andrew McCutchen. But from then on, Fielder blew away the competition, hitting 23 home runs in the final two rounds to claim his second career Derby title.

In the second round, Fielder hit 11 homers, for an aggregate of 16 heading into the final round. Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista both finished the second round with 13 aggregate homers, with the former hitting six in the second and the latter hitting only two. A sudden-death "swing-off" was won 2-to-1 by Bautista, who would advance to face Fielder in the final. Carlos Beltran, the fourth hitter to advance to the second round, finished with 12 aggregate homers and was eliminated.

Fielder led off the final round and put on a show, hitting 12 homers. Bautista hit seven bombs, but it wasn't enough.

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