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Can Yoenis Cespedes break the Home Run Derby curse?

Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes this season became the first player to win the Home Run Derby despite not being selected to the All-Star Game.

His next challenge: Beat the so-called Derby curse and become the ninth champion since the event began in 1985 to hit more homers after the All-Star break than he did before.The early signs aren’t encouraging.

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