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Angels to have Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout for Astros series
Angels to have Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout for Astros series

The Angels’ lineup is expected to be at full strength for the first time since the opening week of the season when the team begins a three-game series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. Left fielder Josh Hamilton, out since April 9 because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, will be activated, and center fielder Mike Trout is expected back after sitting out two games because of back stiffness. The cleanup spot, filled mostly by Raul Ibanez, David Freese and Howie Kendrick, has been something of a black hole since Hamilton, who hit .444 with two home runs and six runs batted in over eight games, was injured April 8 on a headfirst slide into first...

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