CINCINNATI — In front of a lively crowd at Great American Ball Park, Reds third baseman Todd Frazier smacked his 15th home run with moments to go in the third and final round of the 2015 Home Run Derby to beat Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and win the event.
Frazier’s victory capped an exciting night that saw MLB adjust its already revamped Derby rules to account for the possibility of rainstorms in the area. The weather held out, but the faster-moving format breathed new life into the event.
The New Jersey native enjoyed the rousing support of his energetic home crowd of 43,587, beating two-time Derby champion Prince Fielder and Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson en route to the finals.
Pederson will have to settle for hitting the longest homer of the day, a 487-foot blast:
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