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After over 300 PAs, Dellin Betances finally gave up a home run to a left-handed batter

Betances gives up HR to lefty after 300 PAs

On Sunday afternoon, the Indians beat the Yankees, 4-3, on the back of an eighth-inning Francisco Lindor home run.


That home run -- Lindor's seventh -- was all the more special because he hit if off of Yankees reliever Dellin Betances.

Betances has been dominant over the past couple of years, but he's been particularly impressive against lefties: Even with Sunday's appearance taken into account, left-handed hitters are batting just .155 off him. Their on-base percentage is a measly .224, and they strike out nearly 42 percent of the time. 


And Betances throws with his right hand, which means lefties should expect a platoon advantage against him.

Amazingly, Lindor's dinger was the first Betances has surrendered to a lefty since entering MLB in 2011. Below, you'll find a list of all the left-handed batters who tried and failed before Lindor finally cracked the code and put one out.

Dustin Ackley
Matt Adams
Abraham Almonte *
Nori Aoki
Oswaldo Arcia
Erick Aybar
Justin Bour
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Michael Brantley
Reid Brignac
Jay Bruce
Asdrubal Cabrera *
Melky Cabrera *
Kole Calhoun
Alberto Callaspo *
Robinson Cano
Ezekuiel Carrera
Jason Castro
Endy Chavez
Lonnie Chisenhall
Shin-Soo Choo
Coco Crisp *
Johnny Damon
Chris Davis
Ike Davis
Alejandro De Aza
David DeJesus
Derek Dietrich
Stephen Drew
Lucas Duda
Adam Dunn
Allan Dykstra
Adam Eaton
Eduardo Escobar *
Danny Espinosa *
Prince Fielder
Ryan Flaherty
Dexter Fowler
Juan Francisco
Freddy Galvis *
Scotter Gennett
Connor Gillaspie
Alex Gordon
Dee Gordon
Anthony Gose
Curtis Granderson
Robbie Grossman*
Billy Hamilton
Josh Hamilton
Cesar Hernandez *
Aaron Hicks *
Brock Holt
Eric Hosmer
Ryan Howard
Raul Ibanez
Dan Johnson
Elliot Johnson*
Matt Joyce
Munenori Kawasaki
Kevin Kiermaier
Jason Kipnis
Casey Kotchman
Marc Krauss
Jason Kubel
Sandy Leon
Adam Lind
Francisco Lindor (previous appearance)
Steve Lombardozzi*
James Loney
David Lough
Jed Lowrie *
Nick Markakis
Leonys Martin
Victor Martinez *
Joe Mauer
Brad Miller
Kendrys Morales
Mitch Moreland
Logan Morrison
Brandon Moss
Mike Moustakas
Daniel Murphy
David Murphy
Daniel Nava
Dioner Navarro *
Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Rougned Odor
David Ortiz
Lyle Overbay
Jimmy Paredes *
Chris Parmelee
Andy Parrino*
A.J. Pierzynski
Dalton Pompey
Jose Ramirez
Colby Rasmus
Josh Reddick
Ben Revere
Jose Reyes *
Anthony Rizzo
Eddie Rosario
Pablo Sandoval
Carlos Santana
Ramon Santiago
Michael Saunders
Logan Schafer
Nate Schierholtz
Skip Schumaker
Kyle Seager
J.B. Shuck
Jon Singleton
Seth Smith
Justin Smoak *
Travis Snider
Eric Sogard
Denard Span
Ian Stewart
Blake Swihart *
Nick Swisher *
Tomas Telis *
Preston Tucker
Luis Valbuena
Jonathan Villar*
Stephen Vogt
Neil Walker
Jemile Weeks
Matt Wieters
Christian Yelich
Eric Young
Ben Zobrist

* = switch hitter

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