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Home Run Derby 2012: Prince Fielder To Face Jose Bautista In Final Round

The Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder is in the finals of the 2012 MLB Home Run Derby. He will go up against the Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista.

Fielder just barely advanced to the second round with five home runs in the first, one more than the eliminated Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado Rockies) and Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates). His 11 in the second round gave him a berth in the final.

Bautista hit 11 in the first round, but only two in the second. He had to beat Mark Trumbo (Los Angeles Angels) in a swing-off for the right to face Fielder.

Carlos Beltran (St. Louis Cardinals) was eliminated after two rounds with a total of 12.

Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Robinson Cano (New York Yankees) were eliminated in the first round. Cano did not hit a single home run, while being booed by the Kansas City crowd.

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