CLEVELAND (AP) — The All-Star Game might not count anymore, but tonight’s Home Run Derby is upping the stakes.
This year’s derby includes a $1 million top prize, and the participants are taking it seriously, with several practicing in simulated derby conditions.
Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich is out after tweaking his back; he was replaced by Oakland’s Matt Chapman.
The rest of the field is Cleveland’s Carlos Santana, the Mets’ Pete Alonso, Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell, Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr., Houston’s Alex Bregman and the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson.
The event airs on ESPN at 7 p.m.