MLB

Home Run Derby winner Cespedes scratched

07/20 7:33 AM

Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who won the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities, was scratched from the Athletics' game against the Los Angeles Angels.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who won the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities, was scratched from the Athletics' game against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Athletics say Cespedes was scratched just before Friday night's game began because of a sore left wrist. The Angels won 4-1.

"It came up today in batting practice," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "When he was taking some swings in the cage, he still felt it, so we pulled him out."

Cespedes hit 32 homers to win the Derby on Monday night at Citi Field in New York. The left fielder from Cuba was the first non-All-Star to win the contest. The American League West-leading A's opened a three-game series in Anaheim against the Angels.

Cespedes was replaced by Chris Young, who had an RBI double to give Oakland its lone run.


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