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Bash bros.: Stanton set to meet 'twin' Judge

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ST. LOUIS -- The anticipated heavyweight home run showdown is set for Marlins Park on July 10.

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will defend his T-Mobile Home Run Derby crown in a field that includes Yankees sensation Aaron Judge, who on Monday officially announced his entrance into the event, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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ST. LOUIS -- The anticipated heavyweight home run showdown is set for Marlins Park on July 10.

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will defend his T-Mobile Home Run Derby crown in a field that includes Yankees sensation Aaron Judge, who on Monday officially announced his entrance into the event, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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They're two of the strongest players in MLB history and have already become the standards on Statcast™.

"It's like the twin you've never met, I guess," Stanton said. "Everyone's comparing us to each other. We don't even know each other."

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Stanton won the Derby in record-setting fashion in 2016 at Petco Park in San Diego, belting 61. The 27-year-old made it clear early that he would participate in the 2017 event at Marlins Park.

Judge had been on the fence.

"It's the kind of thing we both have to talk about all the time, but don't even know each other or said hello first," Stanton said. "I think a good hangout and say hello, and have some batting practice before would be cool."

On Monday, Marlins first baseman Justin Bour announced he will participate in the Derby.

Also committed are the Twins' Miguel Sano and Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger is also likely to participate, pending the availability of his father, Clay, a former Yankees outfielder now working as a firefighter in Gilbert, Ariz., to pitch to him.

Video: Statcast™ of the Day: Stanton, Judge crush monster HRs

Stanton has hit 13 of his 21 home runs at Marlins Park. Per Statcast™, the average distance of those shots is 405 feet with a 107.9 mph exit velocity.

Judge set the Statcast™ record with an exit velocity of 121.1 mph.

"I think it will be the most exciting one in a long time, actually," Stanton said. "Some good lefties in there to get that upper deck. Power righties also. So it's going to be good."

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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