Alonzo Slays Santana, Acuna Jr. and Vlad Jr. To Win 2019 Home Run Derby

Cleveland - 314 combined Home Runs later, and one man, or Polar Bear, stood tall.

Rookie New York Mets First Baseball Pete Alonzo outlasted fellow Rookie and Toronto Blue Jay Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 23-22 to take home the double bat trophy.

The eventful evening at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario had plenty of drama. The champion himself having to walk-off in all three rounds against the likes of hometown star Carlos Santana, Atlanta Braves budding star Ronald Acuna Jr and Guerrero just to get the job done.

What may have been the story of the night was the semi-final round between Guerrero and Los Angeles Dodger Joc Pederson. The two participating in three different swing offs until finally Guerrero prevailed 40-39 in one of the craziest rounds of moon shots in Home Run Derby history.

Overall, Guerrero went on to hit a total of 91 home runs, which is second only ironically enough to Alonzo's teammate, Todd Frazier. That number sits at 92.

Guerrero and Pederson also blasted the record for most home runs in a round, which was previously 28.

Another heartwarming moment for fans was Tribe starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco being in attendance. He had just announced through the team over the weekend that he is fighting Leukemia.

All-Star Festivities hit a crescendo Tuesday night with the 90th MLB All-Star Game. Four Cleveland Indians, including shortstop Francisco Lindor, Starting Pitcher Shane Bieber, Closer Brad Hand and Santana, are on the American League Roster.

Photos by: Kyle Cornell / WTAM 1100

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