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Mike Trout nearly hits for cycle in lopsided Angels loss

Mike Trout nearly hits for cycle in lopsided Angels loss

There was one bright spot for the Angels on Sunday, and it was not the spherical ball of hot plasma that caused problems for their outfielders, who lost two balls in the sun in the team's 9-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. It was a four-hit game from center fielder Mike Trout, who began the game with a .194 average, one home run and six runs batted in during August, but came within a home run of his second career cycle. "It's just getting my [front] foot down," Trout said. "The timing was good. I'm not trying to do too much. I was seeing pitches. I put a couple of good swings on the ball. I'm going to keep working and try to carry it into...

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