2014 Home Run Derby tracker
JUL 14, 2014 2:28p ET
It's the night before the All-Star Game (Tuesday, 7:30 ET, FOX), which means it's time for the Home Run Derby — only this year, it looks a lot different.
Several changes to the previous format should give fans a new experience for this year's edition at Target Field. Here are the key points to note:
* There will be 10 competitors, five for each league, instead of the eight from previous years;
* The competition will be set up bracket style, with one champion in each league facing off for the title;
* Each batter will receive seven outs instead of 10 in each round;
* Home run totals will NOT carry over to successive rounds;
* The first round will eliminate the bottom two performers from each league, then seed the others one to three, with the top seed in each league receiving a bye to the semifinals and the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds squaring off in the second round;
* The winners of those second-round matchups face off against the No. 1 seed from their respective league in the semis;
* The winners of the two semis face off in an American League vs. National League final.
Got it? Good. Follow along with all the long balls right here.
|American League||National League|
|Player||Home runs||Player||Home runs|
|Brian Dozier||2||Todd Frazier||2|
|Jose Bautista||10||Troy Tulowitzki||4|
|Adam Jones||4||Yasiel Puig||0|
|Josh Donaldson||3||Giancarlo Stanton||6|
|Yoenis Cespedes||3||Justin Morneau||2|
Frazier defeated Morneau 1-0 in an NL tiebreaker to advance to the second round, while defending champion Cespedes beat Donaldson 2-1 in to move on in the AL.