Bryce Harper headlines Home Run Derby (Harper wins 19-18)

ASSOCIATED PRESS           Washington Nationals Bryce Harper reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby on Monday in Washington

Harper crushed nine home runs in ten swings-I'll say that again: nine home runs in ten swings-in his final minute, to tie Schwarber.

What did Harper have to say after winning the Derby? The mugshot of Bryce Harper's brother, Bryan - who is technically still part of the Nationals organization, playing for the team's AA affiliate Harrisburg Senators, but who is also definitely not Bryce.

It may have lacked star power, but the 2018 Home Run Derby didn't lack drama or excitement.

"I think just being able to do it in D.C., being able to do it in front of the fans, have fun and enjoy that", Harper said.

Much of the night felt like a send-off from Harper to the Nationals fans. Shortly after Harper finished with 45 home runs, including 19 in the final round, the Nationals tweeted a link to a page to buy tickets for two games against the Mets (July 31 and August 1) and three games against the Reds (August 2, August 4, August 5). Schwarber took his time while launching 16 skyscrapers.

Next, Schwarber edged the Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, 16-15.

Schwarber reached the final round after a thrilling showing in the semifinals against Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies.

Cubs fans, it appears, are one of few groups of people who think that baseball just moves too darn fast.

You would think that Schwarber admitting he ran out of gas and praising Harper would put some degree of cold water on this "conspiracy", but nope. The only players to win the Derby in their home park are Todd Frazier in 2015 and Ryne Sandberg in 1990.

Hoskins downed Aguilar 17-12.

Here's the scene after the final swing.



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