Braun bows out

Lots of pressure on the young Braun to step up here in the second round, and he got off to a fine start. Three of his first four swings resulted in homers to left, giving him a total of 10, seven shy of Morneau.

Braun hit four straight with six outs, creeping ever closer to that 17 mark and no doubt making Morneau sweat. But he popped three straight outs to left and lost all momentum. The Golden Ball was delivered with nine outs, and Braun flew out to right. End of round. End of Derby for Braun.

So Josh Hamilton (28) and Justin Morneau (17) advance to the finals, with the scoreboard to be wiped clean.

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