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Mike Trout's home run rescues Angels in 7-3 win over Brewers

Mike Trout's home run rescues Angels in 7-3 win over Brewers

The Angels were six outs away from being swept by a team they were supposed to sweep. And then Mike Trout approached the Miller Park batter's box Wednesday afternoon to face Milwaukee reliever Tyler Thornburg.

Seventeen hours prior, Thornburg had spotted a two-strike curveball on the outside corner to strike out Trout looking. This time, Trout was ready for the same pitch, timing his swing so that his bat barrel powered the ball out to right field. The home run set into motion an Angels rally that realized a 7-3 win over the rebuilding Brewers. It did not salvage the six-game trip — they finished it 2-4 — but it averted an abject disaster.

"That would've...

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