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Home Run Derby 2012: Andrew McCutchen Does Not Advance Out Of 1st Round

The first round of the 2012 Home Run Derby is in the books and the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen was not one of the four finalists to advance. Carlos Beltran was the only National League player to advance with American Leaguers Jose Bautista, Mark Trumbo, and Prince Fielder. McCutchen's four homers tied him with Carlos Gonzalez and put him one shy of Fielder.

But the Bucs' slugger was far from the low point of the evening, as the two hitters (and team captains) who followed him were less than impressive. Matt Kemp sent his first homer over the wall when he was down to his last out but then had his night quickly end when he popped one up to left field. Robinson Cano then followed and was booed mercilessly throughout his at-bat by the KC fans for not picking hometown favorite Billy Butler. Cano became the first contestant to put a goose egg on the board since Brandon Inge in 2009. The complete first round totals below:

National League

Carlos Beltran - 7
Andrew McCutchen - 4
Carlos Gonzalez - 4
Matt Kemp - 1

American League

Jose Bautista - 11
Mark Trumbo - 7
Prince Fielder - 5
Robinson Cano - 0

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.