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Mike Trout’s home run streak ends at seven games one shy of the record during Angels defeat

Mike Trout fails to make MLB history as his streak ends at seven games – one of the record – during the Los Angeles Angels defeat to Cleveland Guardians and the slugger admits it hit him hard weighed

  • Mike Trout hit a home run Monday night for a great seventh game in a row
  • It gave him the chance to tie for the MLB record, the last set in 1993, Tuesday
  • But the slugger failed to hit an eighth when he saw his home run streak come to an end
  • The Los Angeles Angels lost 3-1 to the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians

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Angels star Mike Trout’s streak of consecutive homerun games ended at seven, trailing the Major League-record, and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians defeated Los Angeles 3-1 on Tuesday-evening.

Trout went 0 for 3 with three routine flyballs and a walk. The three-time AL MVP chased eight games in a row with a home run set by Dale Long of Pittsburgh in 1956 and matched by Don Mattingly of the Yankees in 1987 and Seattle’s Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993.

After the match, Trout admitted that the thought of chasing history had weighed in his head.

Angels star Mike Trout's run of consecutive games hitting a home run ended in seven

Angels star Mike Trout’s run of consecutive games hitting a home run ended in seven

After the game, Trout admitted that the thought of hunting had weighed on his mind

After the game, Trout admitted that the thought of hunting had weighed on his mind

After the game, Trout admitted that the thought of hunting had weighed on his mind

“I’m not going to lie,” he said. “I’ve certainly thought about it. Everyone is texting me. You ask me a lot of questions. It’s pretty hard not to.’

Trout said he was especially thinking about a homerun when he hit hard-throwing James Karinchak in the eighth inning, resulting in a swipe to the right on a 2-1 pitch.

“It’s the nature of things, I guess,” he said. “When I think of home run, not good as you saw. I chased some pitches and got too rushed. I think I should start a new series.’

Trout said he was mainly thinking about a home run when he hit in the eighth inning

Trout said he was mainly thinking about a home run when he hit in the eighth inning

Trout said he was mainly thinking about a home run when he hit in the eighth inning

Guardians manager Terry Francona wished Trout the best for the match to some extent.

“If I were a fan, I’d be glued to my seat hoping he would make it to eight,” Francona said. “Since I’m glued to my chair there (in the dugout), I hope he doesn’t. But he’s good for the game. He’s actually great for the game.”

The two-run homer to Oscar Gonzalez in the sixth broke a 1-all tie to give Cleveland its fifth consecutive win. José Ramirez led off the inning with a double and Gonzalez lined an 0-2 pitch to José Suarez (6-7) from the balustrade on top of the wall in left field.

Gonzalez, one of the many rookies who contributed greatly to Cleveland’s surprising season, has hit eight home runs. Rookie Kirk McCarty (3-2) held Los Angeles to one basehit in 3 2/3 innings for Cleveland, which has won seven of the eight.

Emmanuel Clase gave up a two-out single in the ninth, but struckout Matt Duffy and converted his 35th save into 38 chances

Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona (pictured) wished Trout well before the game

Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona (pictured) wished Trout well before the game

Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona (pictured) wished Trout well before the game

Forel faced rookie Cody Morris in his first two at bats. He flied out to the middle in the first and walked in the third with a runner on second base.

Trout batted against McCarty, another rookie, in the fifth and flied out in the middle on a 3-2 pitch after the first three pitches were balls.

Trout became the first AL player to have a seven-game home run series since Toronto’s Kendrys Morales in 2018. Joey Votto of Cincinnati homered seven consecutive home runs from July 24-30 last season.

Matt Thaiss hit a leadoff homer in the second off Morris. Luke Maile’s sacrifice fly tied the game in the fifth.

Matt Thaiss hit a leadoff homer in the second inning off rookie Cody Morris for the Angels

Matt Thaiss hit a leadoff homer in the second inning off rookie Cody Morris for the Angels

Matt Thaiss hit a leadoff homer in the second inning off rookie Cody Morris for the Angels

Angels third baseman Matt Duffy fielded Myles Straw’s grounder in the fifth, but couldn’t get the ball out of his glove after two tries and the play ended in a hit.

Steven Kwan followed with a slow roller that came to a stop halfway down the third baseline for another infieldhit. Plate umpire John Tumpane, bending over to get a closer look, gave the right signal as Thaiss, whose only hope was the ball would roll wrong, watched.

Angels infielder David Fletcher did not start for the third day in a row due to a bruised right hand. Fletcher batted for Andrew Velazquez and singled in the fifth. He also bumped for an out in the seventh.