Major League Baseball’s 2022 Home Run Derby will take place in Los Angeles on Monday night on the eve of the 92nd All-Star Game.
Eighth seed Albert Pujols beat No. 1 seed Kyle Schwaber in overtime for the biggest upset of the first round.
Puyols hit 20 home runs, seven of them in overtime. He never took a shot over 440 feet, but he played well enough to average 406 feet per home run
Seattle Mariners slugger Julio Rodriguez, a 21-year-old rookie, hit 32 homers in the first round and 31 in the second, beating the Two-time defending Mets champion Pete Alonso.
In the opening round, the 42-year-old Albert Pujols beat top seed Kyle Schwaber in the tiebreaker to advance to the semifinals against Juan Soto.