Pitches, 16 Fouls, 12 Minutes: Brandon Belt's Marathon At-Bat

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Brandon Belt set an Major League Baseball record on Sunday after fighting through a gruelling 21-pitch at-bat against Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria.

The pitch chart looked incredible.

Barria was finally able to get out of the top of the inning after throwing an incredible 49 pitches. The at-bat took 12 minutes and 45 seconds. If there was only a tacit acknowledgment between them, Belt did admit to Maldonado that he understood how he felt. He swung and missed just once.

"I think after like the 16th pitch the crowd started getting into it", said Trout, whose two-run homer in the eighth was his big league-leading ninth and his third in as many games. "Let's go.' So I basically had to apologise to everybody after that".

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In the fifth inning, Belt hit a home run off of reliever Blake Parker in a nine-pitch at-bat, marking his fourth consecutive game with a home run and helping the Giants to their eventual 4-2 victory in Los Angeles. One of the hit batters was Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who had to leave the game due to a right forearm contusion. "I was really exhausted after that", Simmons said. In all, Belt saw 40 pitches.

As he did, Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy and catcher Martin Maldonado came out to talk to Barria - not so much to advise him as much as to give him a breather.

"I'm going, 'This can't be happening, '" he said. Belt saw a total of 38 pitches in his first three at-bats, then hit the first pitch his last two times up.

The Angels' Shohei Ohtani was the DH and had a single in four trips, and struck out twice.

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