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Three up, three down: Despite injuries, Trout, Kershaw are trophy hunting

Three up, three down: Despite injuries, Trout, Kershaw are trophy hunting

A look at what’s trending in MLB:

THREE UP

Win-win: Mike Trout missed seven weeks because of a thumb injury and Clayton Kershaw was out six weeks because of a back injury, yet both have displayed such excellence that each could win a coveted trophy. Even if Trout cannot carry the Angels into the wild-card game, he and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros are likely to finish in the top two spots in American League MVP voting; Trout would become the first player in major league history to finish first or second in six consecutive years. Kershaw, shooting for his fourth National League Cy Young Award, leads the league in earned-run average...

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