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Home Run Derby live updates, results, highlights from 2021 MLB dinger contest

Home Run Derby live updates, results, highlights from 2021 MLB dinger contest

Get ready to see some big time home runs. Back after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Home Run Derby returns in 2021 in one of the most hitter-friendly ballparks in baseball with some of the game’s best power hitters set to take their hacks.

Of course, all eyes will be on Angels star Shohei Ohtani, who has launched 16 long balls since June 15 to take the MLB lead with 33 homers. No other player in the league has more than 28. There’s also the hometown hitter in Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and the reigning champion in Mets first baseman Pete Alonso. Both players are looking to have some historic wins — only three times has the winner of the derby been from the local team, and only twice has a batter repeated as the winner.

Fans will also watch Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini continue his sensational comeback season after beating cancer last year, along with Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who is hoping to become the first backstop to win the event, and 22-year-old Nationals phenom Juan Soto, who will try to be the youngest winner. They’ll contend with AL West sluggers Joey Gallo of the Rangers and Matt Olson of the Athletics, who have each hit the most home runs of any batter in the field since 2017.

Stock Market Pioneer is tracking live updates of the Home Run Derby throughout the night.

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Home Run Derby live updates, highlights from 2021 contest

8:37 p.m.: The hometown hitter is up to plate and he’s already electrifying the crowd. He’s sending some home runs a long way.

8:35 p.m.: Mancini is moving on to the second round after putting on a show early.

8:33 p.m.: What would have been home run No. 24 sailed just to the right of the foul pole and is a foul ball. Mancini will advance to the next round with 24 homers to Olson’s 23.

8:32 p.m.: Olson is now up to 22. 10 seconds left.

8:31 p.m.: Olson will have a minute to catch Mancini. He needs seven to force a swing-off and eight to take the lead outright.

8:28 p.m.: The A’s first baseman isn’t moving at a particularly fast rate, but he’s making the most of his swings, hitting homers on 59 percent of his swings. He takes a timeout with 10 homers clobbered already. His longest so far is 472 feet and he has already earned his bonus time.

8:27 p.m.: Matt Olson is starting up.

8:25 p.m.: Mancini uses his extra minute of time to send 24 baseballs over the fence. His longest home run was 496 feet, according to the broadcast. What a start to this derby. Now, it’s up to Matt Olson to top that.

8:24 p.m.: First swing back is a home run. Now he’s got another one to make it 21 homers total.

8:22 p.m.: The timeout really did the trick for Mancini. He hits 58 percent of his swings for home runs and finishes with 19 homers. Four of them went at least 475 feet, which means he’ll get an extra minute of bonus time.

8:21 p.m.: Mancini is spraying these all over the field. He’s on a roll right now, running a streak up to five straight homers to reach 14 long balls.

8:20 p.m.: Mancini hits his third and fourth on the second and third swings back from the timeout. He’s looking comfortable now.

8:19 p.m.: Mancini uses his timeout 53 seconds into his round. He’ll get a 30-second break in the action.

8:18 p.m.: And we are underway. Mancini is quickly off to two home runs already.

8:13 p.m.: This year, the format will be changed. There will be three-minute at-bats instead of four minutes in the past.

8:02 p.m.: Think this guy is ready for the derby?

8:00 p.m.: It is time for the Home Run Derby. Without the use of a humidor at Coors Field, expect to see some home runs hit a long way.

MORE: Explaining the Home Run Derby rules

Home Run Derby bracket 2021

Round 1 results

Shohei Ohtani vs. Juan Soto

SeedBatterHR total
1Shohei Ohtani
8Juan Soto

Salvador Perez vs. Pete Alonso

SeedBatterHR total
4Salvador Perez
5Pete Alonso

Joey Gallo vs. Trevor Story

SeedBatterHR total
2Joey Gallo
7Trevor Story

Matt Olson vs. Trey Mancini

SeedBatterHR total
3Matt Olson23
6Trey Mancini24

What time is the Home Run Derby?

Coverage of the Home Run Derby starts at 7 p.m. ET on both ESPN and ESPN2 with “Baseball Tonight” and “Baseball Tonight, Statcast Edition,” respectively. The derby itself will begin at 8 p.m. ET on the two channels, with ESPN carrying the traditional broadcast and ESPN2 providing the “Statcast Edition.”

MLB All-Star schedule

Sunday, July 11

Time (ET)EventChannel
3 p.m.SiriusXM All-Star Futures GameMLB Network
7 p.m.Start of MLB Draft (first round, comp picks)ESPN

Monday, July 12

Time (ET)EventChannel
8 p.m.T-Mobile Home Run DerbyESPN
10 p.m.All-Star Celebrity Softball GameESPN

Tuesday, July 13

Time (ET)EventChannel
7 p.m.MLB All-Star Game Presented by MastercardESPN

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