Aaron Judge took care of business on Monday night by winning the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Judge becomes the third Yankee to win the home run derby. Judge joins Tino Martinez (1997) and Robinson Cano (2011) as the other winners for the New York Yankees. The other contestants were Miguel Sano, Gary Sanchez, Mike Moustakas, Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Bour, Cody Bellinger, and Charlie Blackmon.

Judge's victory

Some might have thought that Judge was a goner in the first round when Justin Bour hit 22 home runs in the first round. That was false as Judge powered through with 23 long balls. Judge followed that performance with a 513-foot blast in the second round.

He defeated Cody Bellinger with an 11-10 tally. Judge proved to be the best hitter in the majors as he is leading the American League in home runs while Bellinger leads the National League.

Judge then took down Miguel Sano in easy fashion. Sano hit 10 home runs, but Judge hit 11 homers with two minutes remaining. His teammates came out to shower him with water and Gatorade. Judge was a favorite coming into the derby but proved he is a dynamic hitter on Monday night.

Upset city

Gary Sanchez proved all the doubters wrong. Sanchez came into the derby with the least amount of home runs with 13 on the year. He was penciled out in the first round by many as he faced defending derby champion Giancarlo Stanton.

Instead, Sanchez hit 17 dingers and upset Stanton to move on to the second round. Stanton came close with 16 home runs, but could not hit that extra long ball to be eliminated in the first round. Stanton could have been the third player ever to defend his derby crown but came up unsuccessful.

Sano road to the finals

Sano was a dark horse coming into the derby. The 24-year-old hit his way to the finals with wins over Mike Moustakas and Sanchez. Sano ran out of gas in the final round though by hitting just 10 home runs. Sano looked to become the second Minnesota Twin to win the home run derby and the first since Justin Morneau in 2008.

There's a good chance he could come back in the future.

Ranking Judge on the list

Judge did not break any records, but he finished with the second-most home runs in Derby history. His 47 home runs are still behind Stanton's 61 home runs set last year. Aaron passed Todd Frazier for second on the list. Sano ended up tying for seventh overall with his 35 home runs. He is tied with David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes, and Robinson Cano.

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