Adrian Gonzalez led off the 2011 Home Run Derby in style, blasting nine home runs in the first round. Gonzalez started slowly with two quick outs, but rebounded to post a respectable total in his opening at-bat.
Gonzalez has hit 17 home runs through 89 games with the Boston Red Sox this season. He is batting .354 with 77 RBI and 64 runs in his first season in Boston.
David Ortiz, the captain of the AL derby team, hasn't stepped up to the plate yet.