Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell eliminated in first round of Home Run Derby

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FILE – In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Christian Yelich and Bell are among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell saw an early exit in Monday’s Home Run Derby.

Bell was paired up with Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr.

Bell put up 18 home runs, but Acuna put up 25 home runs to advance to the next round.

He will now play in the All-Star game as a designated hitter for the National League.

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