Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Alexander Takes Home Run Derby Crown

In a close final round finish of 7-6, Danny Alexander of the Kansas City Royals wins the Home Run Derby over Dan Guerrero of the Atlanta Braves. Alexander and Guerrero both came roaring out of the gate with 15 homers each in the first round of the competition. In round two, Adam Martin of the Charlotte Knights and Valerio Guillen of the Boston Red Sox were unable to overcome the big lead the finalists had entering the round and were eliminated. The other competitors who participated and were eliminated in the first round included Frank Jorgensen and Jake Clapp of the Philadelphia Phillies, Rafael Nieves of the Chicago Cubs, and Rick Melhuse of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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