From hero to zero.

Robinson Cano's defense of his 2011 Home Run Derby crown, an honor over which no well-functioning adult could possibly generate any emotion, crashed and burned last night at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees second baseman, riddled with boos by the hometown fans, didn't hit a single home run before recording 10 "outs" (non-homers) and bowing out in embarrassing fashion.

The Tigers' Prince Fielder, one of Cano's selections as the American League captain, won the title (he also won with the Brewers in 2009 in St. Louis) by defeating the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista in the final.

"It doesn't bother me at all," Cano said of his rough treatment and rough performance. "This is for the fans. That's what they feel like."