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Home Run Derby lacks star power, but Bryce Harper brings it stirring finish in home-park victory

Home Run Derby lacks star power, but Bryce Harper brings it stirring finish in home-park victory

The All-Star Home Run Derby used to capture the imagination of fans and All-Stars alike, but it appears that many of the game’s biggest boppers have cooled on the idea.

Of the eight sluggers who participated in the signature event of the All-Star workout day at Nationals Park on Monday night, only two — Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper — ranked among major league baseball’s top 10 home run hitters at the break.

When Aguilar went out in the first round, that left Harper to supply just about all of the star power, and he delivered with a dramatic victory over Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber in the final round...

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