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Big day for All-Star starter Mike Trout and Angels

Big day for All-Star starter Mike Trout and Angels

Even on a bad day, it is usually good to be Mike Trout on a baseball diamond, but it was hard to imagine life getting much better in a midseason road series than it was on Sunday. The Angels were pounding the Texas Rangers for the third game in a row. They eventually would win, 12-6, their lineup exploding for 33 runs in the series. Meanwhile, the first-place Houston Astros had lost, which meant the Angels moved to within three games of the American League West lead. And, in the middle of the game, Trout was named an All-Star game starter. In four full seasons, Trout has never missed an All-Star game. He is now a starter for the third time in a row. Last year, he was the game's most...

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