On Monday evening, the 2012 Home Run Derby will be getting underway with MLB gearing up for another clash between some of the strongest players in the game today.
Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees were named the captains for their respective leagues, and then got to choose three players to mash alongside them.
Cano selected Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers, Mark Trumbo of the Los Angeles Angels, and Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays to help the junior circuit retain the Derby crown, held currently by Cano.
Kemp has enlisted Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran and Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies to take the glory for the National League.
The rules are simple: each player gets 10 outs (any pitch swung at that isn't hit for a home run). The top four totals will move on from the first round, then the top two combined totals will go into the finals, where the slate is wiped clean and the best round wins it all.
It should be a lot of fun at Kauffman Stadium for the fans and players alike.
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
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