BET À DAY
Mike Trout was unable to tie a major league baseball record Tuesday in Cleveland as he attempted to hit a long ball in his eighth straight game.
The Los Angeles Angels outfielder had homered in each of the previous seven games. He was trying to join Ken Griffey Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987) and Dale Long (1956), who shared the record.
Trout did not make a single hit in three official appearances at the plate facing the Guardians. He was only able to reach first base once on a walk.
The 31-year-old was not the only one to struggle in this duel, as the Angels only had four hits overall. They finally lost 3 to 1.
The California formation produced their only point of the game on a long ball from Matt Thaiss, in their third turn at bat. Starting pitcher Cody Morris was the one to allow that run, on two hits and five walks. He was not involved in the decision, however, as he only went three and two-thirds innings on the mound. Reliever Kirk McCarty (3-2) instead saw the victory added to his record, while Emmanuel Clase signed his 35th save of the season.
For their part, the Guardians scored two of their points thanks to the Oscar Gonzalez home run, while a sacrifice fly from Luke Maile produced the other. All of those runs came at the expense of pitcher Jose Suarez (6-7), who also allowed nine hits in five and a third innings.
Leblanc shuts out in a loss Marlins
In Miami, Quebec's Charles Leblanc didn't make a single hit and the Marlins went down 2-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Leblanc only appeared three times in front of an opposing pitcher, getting struck out once.
The crowd favorites only had four safe hits in the game, but Bryan De La Cruz, at the out of bounds in the fifth inning gave the Marlins the lead.
The visitors, however, responded with the long ball as well. That of Nick Maton, with a teammate on the trails, gave the victory to the formation of Pennsylvania.
Bailey Falter (5-3) earned the victory even though he granted the only point of the Marlins. He left his spot after six innings of work, having given up as many hits as he passed opponents in the mitt, that is four. Sandy Alcantara (12-8) was a victim of defeat. He is the one who gave up the two winners' runs, as well as all of their eight hits.