Belt's 21-pitch plate appearance most since at least 1988

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt

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Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants noticed 21 pitches in an epic plate look in opposition to Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria within the first inning Sunday, probably the most since data started in 1988. He hit two long fouls down the right-field line before lining out to right fielder Kole Calhoun, ending an at-bat the Giants said lasted 12 minutes, 45 seconds.

Barria was finally able to get out of the top of the inning after throwing an incredible 49 pitches.

Belt fouled off the first pitch and worked the count full before fouling off the final 11 pitches of the at-bat.

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As is the case with all good things, records and at-bats also must come to an end at some point. Longoria hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run inning. Ohtani singled with one out to load the bases, but Cueto got Luis Valbuena to ground into a 3-6-1 double play.

Hunter Strickland pitched the ninth for the Giants and earned his third save.

The incredible at bat occurred in the first inning with a runner on first and no one out. One of the hit batters was Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who had to leave the game due to a right forearm contusion.

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