Jul 11, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; National League outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) of the Miami Marlins at bat in the finals during the All Star Game home run derby at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton Breaks Home Run Derby Record

To kick off the All-Star break week, Giancarlo Stanton really hit it out of the park during Monday night’s home run derby—61 times to be exact.

The Miami Marlins slugger and highest paid player in the MLB broke Bobby Abreu’s measly 41, set back in 2005, by a landslide.

Stanton hit 20 homers in the final round to beat defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox.

Frazier, who is not on the American League All-Star team hit 13 in the final round.

Stanton says the Derby format played to his strengths.

The three-time All-Star is not on the National League roster for Tuesday night’s game, although he was batting .233 with 20 homers and 50 RBI before the break.

Stanton says he went all out in the Derby knowing he was not going to play in the All-Star game.

Nevertheless, Stanton’s 61 homers might have taken a toll on 21-year-old slugger. Stanton says he was sore after blasting all of those homers.

Stanton will have the opportunity to defend his title at home next year when the Miami Marlins host the 2017 All-Star game.

The All-Star break continues tonight with the National League vs. American league game. You can catch that game live on ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM starting at 7 p.m.

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