Alex Cobb tossed one of his best games of the year, David Fletcher extended his hitting streak and the Angels picked up the 9-4 win over the Mariners.
Fletcher didn’t have to keep us hanging for long, as he led off the bottom of the first inning with a double, extending his league-leading hitting streak to 26. He’s now two away from tying the franchise-record 28 game hitting streak that was set by Garret Anderson in 1998.
For the game, Fletcher had three doubles and drove in five runs. During this streak, Fletcher has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball. He’s hitting .454 since the streak began on June 13. He’s raised his average from .255 and .318 and now has one of the highest averages in all of baseball.
Taylor Ward also had himself quite the game. He had three hits, drove in three runs and scored two runs of his own. It was Ward’s third game this season with at least three hits and his fourth game with at least three runs driven in. Ward finished a triple shy of hitting for thr cycle.
Meanwhile on the mound, Cobb delivered a fantastic start for the Halos. He gave it all he had, as he threw 109 pitches and gave them 6 2⁄3 innings. It was his fourth longest outing of the season. Cobb allowed only one run while striking out six. He had 16 whiffs, with 11 of them coming on his splitter.
Cobb continues to have an amazing month of June, as he has a 0.92 ERA over his last three starts with 17 strikeouts.
With their win, the Angels are now 5.5 games back of the Wild Card.