Cespedes captures Home Run Derby

9:59 PM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Youth was served at the 2013 Home Run Derby as Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes beat Washington's Bryce Harper, 9-8, in the final round.

The 27-year-old Cespedes became the second A's player to win the competition with the other being Mark McGwire in 1992. It also extended the American League's run of winners to seven straight years.

Cespedes had only five outs in the final round when he tied Harper with a blast off the window of the restaurant beyond left field. A's third base coach Mike Gallego then delivered a perfect pitch to Cespedes, who won the title with a towering 455 foot blast beyond the wall in center field.

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