Cincinnati Reds left fielder Adam Duvall gave it his all but ran into wall named Todd Frazier in the semifinals of the Home Run Derby.
The former Reds third baseman ousted the first-time All-Star Duvall 16-15 on Monday at Petco Park in San Diego. Frazier, who won the derby last July at Great American Ball Park when he was with the Reds, advanced to the finals against Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
In the first round Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, Duvall beat the San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers 11-10. Each player gets four minutes to take as many swings as possible, and Duvall still had 90 seconds on the clock when he hit his 11th home run to pass Myers.
Frazier beat Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez 13-12 in the first round.
Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo, baseball’s home run leader with 28, beat Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager 16-15 in the first matchup of the derby.
Stanton then beat Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano 24-7. Stanton entered the derby as the favorite with 13-4 odds, according online bookmaker Bovada.
Stanton beat Trumbo 17-13 in the first semifinal.
Duvall has 23 home runs in 87 games in his first full season in the big leagues. He’s tied for second in the National League and tied for fourth in baseball.
The Reds acquired Duvall, 27, from the San Francisco Giants on July 30, 2015, in the trade involving pitcher Mike Leake. He hit five home runs in 26 games with the Reds in 2015.