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Marlins Morning News: Miami duo goes down swinging

Hometown favorites Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour put on a show in the Home Run Derby, but both sluggers came up just short in the first round. Plus links on the sale of the team.

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Marlins News

In a Home Run Derby that was tipped as a heavyweight showdown between Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, the contest turned into a bit of a procession for the Yankees rookie after a hectic first round saw him only just top Justin Bour and his 22 dingers. Stanton was shockingly dumped at the same stage of the competition by Judge’s teammate, Gary Sánchez, robbing the world of the match-up that looked destined to take place in the final round.

The tale of the tape? Stanton hit the hardest homers, and Judge hit the longest. In short, the debate on who is baseball’s home run king is still raging.

Another day, another chance to shine for Miami’s All-Stars. Marcell Ozuna will start in left field for the Midsummer Classic, while Stanton will bat as the National League’s designated hitter tonight at 7:30pm ET.

By the way, the Marlins have sold for $1.17 billion to Miami businessman Jorge Mas.

Wait, nothing has been agreed?

And Mas is not even the front-runner?

Around the League

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Before the big game, the 13th annual All-Star Red Carpet Show will take place, starting at 3pm ET.

There were some famous faces at Marlins Park last night for the Home Run Derby, and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid caught two home run balls while sat in the Clevelander.

Bryce Harper thinks that the players with the most votes in their respective leagues should be able to pick which other All-Stars they want on their team, regardless of which league they play in.

Miguel Cabrera is not happy with the trade rumors that are swirling around the Tigers.