NEW YORK — Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Target Field.
Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year’s Derby winner, Baltimore’s Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins.
Tulowitzki will have Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who entered Tuesday leading the National League in homers, the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier on his side.
The final competitor in each league will be announced Thursday.
The Derby will have a new format this year. There will be a maximum of seven outs per round and bracketed play after the first round. The player who hits the most home runs in each league in the first round will receive a bye to the third round.
The next two players from each league with the most home runs will meet in a head-to-head matchup in the second round. The winners of these matchups will advance to the third round. The final round will feature those winners going head to head.
HEBERT TO CONDUCT GOLF SCRAMBLE JULY 10 AT GT RESORT: Spruce Run at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will be the site of the first ever two-person scramble for the National Cherry Festival. The 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. will take place Thursday at the Resort.
The rate for the event is $35 person. To register in advance, call the pro shop at 534-6470. Early registration is recommended. For more details, visit on line at cherryfestival.org.
OUTLAWS TO HOST ANN ARBOR: The Small Town Outlaws will host the Ann Arbor Bruising Company on July 18 at the Kalkaska Kaliseum.
Doors open 6 p.m., bout starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door with kids 10 and under free (limited to one free kid per paying adult). Beer will be available at the event and proceeds from all beer sales will go to Kalkaska Area Hockey Association. Also, the Small Town Outlaws will be giving away their second Female Athlete Scholarship. Tickets are available at the Kaliseum, Kal-Ho Lounge, Outlaws Bar & Grill, Woodland Shore Gardening Center in TC or any Outlaws derby girl.