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Mike Trout has homered in four consecutive games


Angels outfielder Mike Trout drove a solo home run out to left field in the fifth inning of Monday’s game against White Sox pitcher Mike Pelfrey, breaking a 3-3 tie. It’s the fourth consecutive game in which Trout has homered, leaving him one shy of the Angels’ record held by Bobby Bonds (1977). The last Angel to homer in four consecutive games was Mark Trumbo in 2012, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register notes.

Entering Monday’s action, Trout — the reigning AL MVP and the best baseball player on the planet — was hitting .352/.449/.738 with 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 147 plate appearances.

Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.

The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.

A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”

Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.