NEW YORK — The home run derby is in progress tonight at Yankee Stadium tonight with early leader Astros first baseman Lance Berkman advancing to the second round on eight home runs before Texas' Josh Hamilton grabbed the lead on a record 28 homers.
Hamilton's tally breaks Bobby Abreu's mark of 24, set in 2005 for the Phillies.
Minnesota's Justin Morneau also had eight homers.
Morneau was selected for All-Star Home Run Derby on Sunday, completing the eight-man field. He joins Tampa Bay rookie Evan Longoria, Texas' Josh Hamilton and Cleveland's Grady Sizemore from the American League.
The NL derby lineup has Berkman, Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, Florida's Dan Uggla and Philadelphia's Chase Utley.
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