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Mike Trout shrugs off slump with first career walk-off home run
Mike Trout shrugs off slump with first career walk-off home run

With the Angels trailing 5-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, a few thousand fans remained at Angel Stadium hoping for an improbable comeback. Mike Trout, his teammates and the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen gave it to them. Shrugging off his recent batting slump, Trout launched a three-run home run over the left-field fence to give the Angels a 6-5 win over the Rays on Thursday night. It was Trout's first career walk-off hit and his eighth homer of the season. "I just told myself to be calm and get a pitch to hit," a grinning Trout told reporters in a euphoric Angels clubhouse after the game. "You live for the moment, you want to get that big hit for...

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