Soto started off with 22 home runs in his first at-bat. He really put the pressure on Ohtani immediately. One of his home runs traveled 520 feet.
Ohtani started off his round a bit slow and didn’t really get into a rhythm until after he called time out. He narrowly tied the competition, forcing the extra round.
Soto would step up to the plate and crush six more home runs in the extra round. But again, Ohtani would tie him at the end of the extra time.
Two of Major League Baseball’s stars would go head-to-head in a three-round swing off.
Soto hit a home run on each of his three swings, leaving it up to the Angels’ two-way player to match him. He came up just a bit short.
Ohtani will need to get some rest as he is set to start for the American League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
He came into the Debery leading the majors with 33 home runs. Soto, an All-Star for the first time, has 11.