Mike Trout collects first hit since May 28, but Los Angeles Angels endure 12th straight loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout singled in his first at-bat against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, ending a career-worst 0-for-26 drought.

The Angels, however, couldn't end their own slide, as they tied the club record for consecutive losses in one season with 12 thanks to a 1-0 defeat.

Trout snapped his skid in Los Angeles' first home game following a six-game trip to the East Coast. His previous worst slide was 0-for-21 in May 2018.

"He's arguably one of the best players, top three, and maybe the best by the end of time,'' Angels manager Joe Maddon said about Trout. "And today he was taking [batting practice)]at 12:30 against guys we had to bring in to throw to him. That tells you about the motivation.''

Trout ripped a hard single to left field off Boston's Michael Wacha in the first inning. He fist-bumped base coach Benji Gil after reaching first but was stranded there.

The three-time MVP previously had a hit May 28 at home against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he went 3-for-4 with a home run. During the road series last week against the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, he was 0-for-21 in 24 trips to the plate, dropping his average to .274.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.