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Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox opened at online sportsbooks as the two leading MLB betting favorites to win in Monday Night’s 2010 Home Run Derby odds. Cabrera opened at 5-2 with Ortiz at 7-2. Corey Hart of the Milwaukee Brewers and Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees followed at 11-2 with Matt Holliday of St. Louis at 4-1, Toronto’s Vernon Wells at 15-2 and Arizona’s Chris Young and Florida’s Hanley Ramirez at 8-1 each. The 2010 Home Run Derby betting odds will take place from Angels Stadium on Monday at 8:00pm EST; home of Tuesday’s All Star Game and can be seen on ESPN.
Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers was last year’s winner in Home Run Derby odds and will be the only contestants in this year’s event that also was selected in 2009. The 2010 MLB betting home run leader at the All Star Break, Toronto’s Jose Bautista, will not participate. Cabrera is second in the majors with 22 home runs this year. He has hit at least 33 home runs in 5 out of his previous 6 seasons in the big leagues and will be a popular choice. Ortiz has 18 home runs for the Red Sox and has slipped in recent years as he has hit only 23 and 28 home runs in the past two seasons prior to this year.