by: DOUG PADILLA, Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout scored a single in his opener against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, ending his career-worst 0-for-26 drought.
Trout broke his skid in Los Angeles’ home opener after a six-game trip to the East Coast. His previous worst slip was 0 for 21 in May 2018.
Trout snatched a hard single to left field from Boston’s Michael Wacha in the first inning. He punched base coach Benji Gil after reaching the first, but got stuck there.
The triple most valuable player previously had a hit on May 28 at home against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he went 3-for-4 with a home run. During last week’s road series against the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, he was 0 for 21 on 24 trips to the plate, dropping his average to .274.
His struggles contributed to the Angels’ 11-game losing streak on Monday. The club’s single-season record is a 12-game losing streak in 1988.
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