The 2012 Home Run Derby is here and Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees is ready and willing to take on his rivals for the sake of defending his title from last year. However the field this year is formidable, led by the incredible 27 home runs of Jose Bautista and including some other impressive candidates including Prince Fielder, newcomer Mark Trumbo, Carlos Beltran and others.
Kauffman Stadium is going to be a tough place to hit the longball tonight compared to other venues, but it will be interesting to see who is up to the task. Here's the info you need to check out tonight's Home Run Derby.
Game Date/Time: Monday July 9, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
Radio: ESPN Radio
Streaming: ESPN3 and WatchESPN app
Commentators: Chris Berman, John Kruk, Nomar Garciaparra, Buster Olney and Pedro Gomez
American League contestants:
Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angels
Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers
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National League contestants:
Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals
Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates