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Harper edges Schwarber to win HR Derby

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.

It could have been a scene from a playoff game. That it was merely the All-Star Home Run Derby mattered not to Harper or the Washington Nationals fans, who were thrilled to see their hometown hero deliver the night's final longball Monday.

In the midst of it all - and in the middle of trying season - Harper grabbed the microphone and said: "This crowd: Wow! Washington Nationals, baby!"

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AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1t J. Martinez, Bos29
1t J. Ramírez, Cle29
3t A. Judge, NYY25
3t F. Lindor, Cle25
3t M. Trout, LAA25
6 M. Machado, Bal24
7t M. Betts, Bos23
7t G. Stanton, NYY23
9t N. Cruz, Sea22
9t E. Encarnacion, Cle22
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NL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 J. Aguilar, Mil24
2t N. Arenado, Col23
2t B. Harper, Was23
4 M. Muncy, LAD22
5 P. Goldschmidt, Ari21
6t O. Albies, Atl20
6t T. Story, Col20
8t J. Báez, ChC19
8t C. Blackmon, Col19
8t M. Carpenter, StL19
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