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Former Phillies Outfielder Costs Fan a Shot at $5.6 Million

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    Former Phillies Outfielder Costs Fan a Shot at $5.6 Million
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    Former Phillies outfielder costs fan a shot at $5.6 million

    Ezequiel Carrera, who played in 13 games for the Phillies in 2013, cost one baseball fan a shot at $5.6 million in MLB.com's popular Beat the Streak contest by going 0-for-4 in last night's game.

    The concept of the competition is for fans to select one or two baseball players a day with the hopes of putting together the longest hitting streak with results from real games. A streak of 57 games is worth $5.6 million to anyone who can last that long and one-up the record set by Joe DiMaggio.

    The online contest, which began in 2001, never had anyone reach a streak of 50 games until Bryce Harper's walk-off home run against the Phillies pushed Robert Mosley's streak to 51 games, just six away from the big money. On Monday, he selected Kevin Pillar, who went 1-for-5 and Carrera, who came into the game batting .327.

    Against starting pitcher Bartolo Colon and the Atlanta Braves, Carrera went hitless, thanks to this nice defensive play by Jace Peterson, and Mosley's streak came to an end.

    While a shot at $5.6 million was lost, Mosley can still take home the $10,000 prize for longest streak of the baseball season.