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MLB changes rules of the All-Star Home Run Derby due to inclement weather

MLB changes rules of the All-Star Home Run Derby due to inclement weather

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The inclement weather over Cincinnati has caused changes to the rules of the All-Star Home Run Derby.

According to MLB.com, the winner of each head-to-head matchup will move on to the semifinals, while the loser will be eliminated.

The two semifinals winners will square off in a third and final round.

Ties will be broken by a 90-second swing-off. If there's still a tie after that point, the batters will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until a winner is declared.

Each batter will have those four minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. However, batters can extend their time either of two ways:

1. Utilizing their one "timeout" per round
2. Hitting at least two homers that equal or exceed 425 feet (as calculated by MLB.com's revolutionary Statcast™ technology), earning 30 seconds of bonus time.

The All-Star Home Run Derby begins at 8 p.m. July 13.

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