When Trevor Cahill took the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday against the Houston Astros, he made baseball history. Because the game was played in Mexico, Cahill became the first pitcher to pitch in four different countries: the United States, Mexico, Canada and Australia.
But that’s not all: In the bottom of the first, when Astros starter Wade Miley toed the slab, he became the second pitcher to achieve the same feat.
In a strange twist, Cahill and Miley were teammates on the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014 when they traveled to Australia to open the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They started two games Down Under, and on Saturday faced each other on foreign soil once again.
The only country that the two have not appeared him in which major league games have been played is Japan. If Cahill had stayed with the Oakland Athletics this season, he might have been the first to the four-country mark anyway – the A’s began the season by playing the Seattle Mariners in Tokyo. Next month, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games in London.
Besides making history, the night did not go so well for Cahill. He was shelled for six runs on six hits and was taken out after 3⅓ innings.
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