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....