Kansas City, MO --- Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder smashed 12 homers in the final round to seven for Toronto's Jose Bautista to win the competition for a second time.
Fielder, the 2009 Home Run Derby champion and All-Star Game MVP in 2011 both times representing Milwaukee, became the first player to win the derby for both leagues.
Ken Griffey Jr. won the derby in consecutive years in 1998-99, but representing the American League both times with the Mariners. Griffey also won it in 1994 for Seattle.
The other time Fielder won, the event was also held in Missouri, at St. Louis.
Fielder hit a total of 23 homers, including six in the finals three years ago when he edged Texas' Nelson Cruz for the title. This time, he smashed 28, including a shot of 476 feet, the longest of the night.
Bautista, who was eliminated in the first round last year, batted last in the finals, but couldn't match Fielder's strength.
Amazingly, Fielder, who was participating in the competition for a fourth time, smashed eight home runs before he got his second out in the last round. Also, one of his 12 homers was disputed, as it hit the top of the fence in right-center field.
The 12 homers in the final round equaled the record hit last year by New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who garnered some of the biggest cheers of the night at Kauffman Stadium. But those celebratory chants came for his failures, as the defending Home Run Derby champion was shut out of long balls.