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Angels erase 4-0 deficit but can't hold off Astros in 7-5 loss

Angels erase 4-0 deficit but can't hold off Astros in 7-5 loss

There’s only so much that can be asked of the best player in baseball.

The Angels should be able to withstand a rare hitting slump by Mike Trout, and even a leaping Trout couldn’t snag a lined shot with the sun in his eyes at a critical moment Sunday.

Maybe that’s what made a 7-5 loss to the Houston Astros all the more painful is that the Angels nearly did prevail in a game of huge swings.

They erased a 4-0 deficit on a clutch home run by Luis Valbuena and were eager to win the series before Brian McCann’s three-run triple to center field past Trout in the eighth inning was the difference on an emotional day for Houston.

“I knew it was hit pretty good,” Trout said....

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