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Pete Alonso, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. thrill at a fun-filled Home Run Derby for the ages

Baseball null null CLEVELAND — The Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Dodgers' Joc Pederson shared a long embrace after a first-to-40 home run contest for the ages. After a four-minute round, a 90-second round and two best-of-three-swing rounds, Pederson topped one into the outfield. Guerrero won 40-39 — and that was the second-round matchup everyone will remember from the most enjoyable Home Run Derby in recent memory at Progressive Field on Monday.  "It was special," Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said. "There are so many guys that put on a show. Like Joc, he was amazing. Vladdy did such a good job. Everybody. I don’t want to leave anybody out." MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZN Count Polar Bear Pete among the entertainers.While the Guerrero-Pederson slugfest stole the show, it was Alonso who walked away the champion. He won the 2019 Home Run Derby without needing extra time and out-dueled Guerrero Jr. 23-22 in the final round of a thrilling spectacle that proved the format right. Alonso nailed it, too. This was special. We didn't say best or most iconic Home Run Derby of all time, because we shouldn't have to and that's prisoner-of-the-moment thinking. But for one night, the event, which has been tw[......]