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Bite slump hits record-breaking low
Adelaide is off to the worst start in ABL history
11/24/2017 4:57 AM ET
Melbourne's Allan de San Miguel opened the scoring with a two-run homer against Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Melbourne's Allan de San Miguel opened the scoring with a two-run homer against Adelaide (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ryan Schembri / SMP Images / ABL Media )

Adelaide has become the first team to start an Australian Baseball League season with six-straight losses after falling to Melbourne on Friday night.

The Aces used home runs by Allan de San Miguel and former Major Leaguer Delmon Young to break the game open before prevailing 6-0 at Adelaide Shores.

Bite teenager Jack O'Loughlin looked unsettled, allowing a career-high four walks and two home runs while also throwing three wild pitches.

He still finished with eight strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings, but by then the game was slipping away from an Adelaide offence that managed only five hits.

A wild pitch by O'Loughlin put a runner on when de San Miguel homered to right-field and the Detroit Tigers signing again found himself with runners on base in the third and fourth frame.

He was able to get out of strife but in the fifth he cracked as Young blasted his second home run in as many nights, a no-doubter to left field.

O'Loughlin then loaded the bases before being replaced by Jackson Brebner-Russ, who allowed a run on a sacrifice fly by Liam Bedford.

Melbourne added two more runs in the sixth.

Hei Chun Lee started for the Aces against his former team.

He pitched three scoreless innings, punching out three, after a nervous start saw him hit Bite lead-off man Darius Day with a pitch.

Melbourne relievers Jackson Boyd, Shunta Nakatsuka, Jack Enciondo and Mitchell Ley then combined to complete a shutout of the Bite.

The bottom of Adelaide's order again failed to fire, with its first four hitters accounting for all its hits.

Game three is at 7 ACDT tomorrow night.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.