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Max Muncy to participate in 2018 Home Run Derby

LOS ANGELES - Dodger infielder/outfielder Max Muncy will compete in the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 16th, which was announced by Major League Baseball today. The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT). 

Muncy, who has a team-leading 21 home runs on the season, also leads the league (min. 200 PA) in home runs per at bat (9.81), while ranking second in the National League in slugging percentage (.617) and fourth in homers entering play tonight. Muncy gives the Dodgers a player in the Derby for the fifth consecutive year and will become the 10th player (12 appearances) in Dodgers history to take part in the event, joining Steve Garvey (1985), Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (1993-94), Raul Mondesi (1995), Hee-Seop Choi (2005), Matt Kemp (2011-12), Yasiel Puig (2014), Joc Pederson (2015), Corey Seager (2016) and Cody Bellinger (2017). 

LOS ANGELES - Dodger infielder/outfielder Max Muncy will compete in the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 16th, which was announced by Major League Baseball today. The 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET)/5:00 p.m. (PT). 

Muncy, who has a team-leading 21 home runs on the season, also leads the league (min. 200 PA) in home runs per at bat (9.81), while ranking second in the National League in slugging percentage (.617) and fourth in homers entering play tonight. Muncy gives the Dodgers a player in the Derby for the fifth consecutive year and will become the 10th player (12 appearances) in Dodgers history to take part in the event, joining Steve Garvey (1985), Hall of Famer Mike Piazza (1993-94), Raul Mondesi (1995), Hee-Seop Choi (2005), Matt Kemp (2011-12), Yasiel Puig (2014), Joc Pederson (2015), Corey Seager (2016) and Cody Bellinger (2017). 

The annual showcase will also feature Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves, Jesús Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers, Javier Báez and Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins. 

Brackets in the first round were seeded based on 2018 home run totals through Tuesday's games. Ties were broken by awarding the higher seed to the player who reached his current home run total first. The first round matchups will include: No. 1 seed Aguilar (23 home runs) vs. No. 8 seed Hoskins (14); No. 2 seed Harper (22) vs. No. 7 seed Freeman (16); No. 3 seed Muncy (21) vs. No. 6 seed Báez (17); and No. 4 seed Bregman (19) vs. No. 5 seed Schwarber (17).

In addition to coverage on ESPN and MLB.com, the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN App. ESPN2 will simulcast the event in Spanish via ESPN Deportes' live coverage. The Derby will also air on ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. For more information, please visit www.allstargame.com.

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