KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder won the Home Run Derby on Monday night, hitting 28 home runs in the process.
Fielder is the first Tigers player to win the contest and the first player to win the derby as a member of the National League and American League teams.
There was little doubt Fielder would take the title in the final round after he hit 12 home runs, but it didn't look like he would exit the first round when the night began.
Fielder only hit five home runs in round one and was the last player to make the cut into round two, but then he found his swing.
In the second round Fielder hit 11 home runs and advanced into the final round with the most homers on the evening to that point.
Fielder would face off against Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista who defeated Angels slugger Mike Trumbo in a "swing off" to advance to the final round.
After Fielder belted 12 home runs, Bautista could only muster up seven dingers, giving Fielder the title.
Fielder hit two 476 foot home runs, the two longest hit during the Derby.
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