8/5/2014 11:59 P.M. ET
Trout keeps infield hit off Kershaw despite challenge
First regular-season matchup of game's young titans is too close for even replay
By Michael Lananna / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Just two batters into Tuesday night's game against the Angels, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly lost a challenge of a safe call at first base.
In the first regular-season matchup of two of the game's best young players, Angels center fielder Mike Trout grounded a ball toward third base against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Third baseman Juan Uribe dove and made a throw to first, but Trout was ruled safe.
Mattingly challenged, but after a review, the play would stand as called.
Kershaw started an inning-ending double play when the next batter, Albert Pujols, hit a sharp ground back to the mound, with second baseman Dee Gordon making a nice recovery on a bobbled catch to get Trout at second before throwing to first to get Pujols.
The Dodgers are now 14-12 in challenges on the year.
Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.