Fielder's first derby experience came in 2007, but his 3 home runs that year saw him exit the first round quickley. Last night was different. Fielder and Cruz both clubbed 11 round one homers, getting a good jump on the rest of the field.
Fielder also won the competition while using teammate Ryan Braun's bat, instead of his own. He clubbed a 503 foot home run with that bat and wowed the St. Louis crowd.
Fielder will join teammates Ryan Braun and Trevor Hoffman in tonight's all-star classic. The National League is looking to end a streak of 12 straight winless games. The NL is 0-11-1 in the last 12 contests.
(UPI Photo / Bill Greenblatt)