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The finals: Rios vs. Guerrero

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Rios (17 home runs) and Vladimir Guerrero (14) will be competing in the finals of the Home Run Derby shortly while Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols were eliminated with 13 through two rounds.

Guerrero had a spectacular semifinal round with nine home runs. One went into the left-field parking lot (tabbed at 469 feet), there was a 474-footer over the left-field bleachers and his last blast was a 503-footer to left that nearly hit the glove sculpture to the right of the Coke bottle, an area never reached during a game.

Pujols hit nine home runs in his semifinal round to finish with 13. He hit one foul ball into the left-field upper deck a few rows below me. Jon Miller said he's never seen a ball hit in that area.

Previous totals are out. It's Rios vs. Guerrero with numbers from this round only counting toward the title. The trophy was just paraded out to home plate by ex-Giants Kevin Mitchell and Will Clark. Oh, the drama. MLB has got to rethink this thing at some point.

---Mike Harrington

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