Reds third baseman Todd Frazier beat Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson tonight in the finals of a thrilling Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Frazier was tied with Pederson going into bonus time before ending it with his first swing. Watch the clinching homer:
Frazier became the second player to win the Home Run Derby at his home stadium. Ryne Sandberg (1990) is the only other.
The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.
Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.
Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.