In Denver, he is CarGo. In Kansas City, Mo., he will be Carlos Gonzalez. As a first-time participant in the Home Run Derby, the Rockies outfielder isn't getting any respect.

Bovada, a gaming site, lists CarGo as the longshot in the derby field at 13-2 odds, well behind favorite Jose Bautista (7-2) of Toronto.

"Really? That's OK, though," said Gonzalez, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a third-inning single Tuesday night. "I love being the underdog. I can't wait."

Gonzalez received good news Tuesday: Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells accepted his invitation to pitch to him during the Home Run Derby. Runnells recently missed two games because of a death in his family.

"I hope he enjoys this. I want him there to represent the Rockies as well," Gonzalez said.