Trout walked and scored on
“That’s why we play 162 games,” said Trout, the 23-year-old star who won the
Trout has a career .250 average (34-136) with 50 strikeouts in 34 games in the Oakland Coliseum, but he’s also hit 10 homers here since he was called up to the major leagues in 2012, more than any other opposing player -- and more than Oakland right fielder
"I just keep my same approach," Trout said, "whether I get hits here, at home, or anywhere."
Trout said he looked at some video and could see that he missed some good hitting pitches in recent games, but he tried not to dwell on the negatives.
"I don't try to figure out too much or think about it too much," Trout said. "Just go to sleep, the game's over, and tomorrow is a new day with five more at-bats."
Trout’s double provided two big insurance runs, but it wasn’t the biggest hit of the seventh. After
"He was throwing the kitchen sink up there, and I was just trying to battle and put the ball in play," Giavotella said. "He left a 2-and-2 slider over the plate, and I hit it."
Giavotella, who won the second-base job in
“He’s gotten some big hits for us, he’s having some good at-bats, and he brings some energy,” Manager
The seventh inning also highlighted the struggles of Iannetta, the catcher who is batting .093 and struck out twice Wednesday night.
"If you want to define pressing, you're going to just point to Chris right now," Scioscia said. "This guy wants to help so bad. He takes on the burden of the whole game plan and what he does behind the plate. He's done a good job with that.