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Angels' Mike Trout hitting high pitches with more authority
Angels' Mike Trout hitting high pitches with more authority

R.A. Dickey went up and in with a fastball to Mike Trout in the seventh inning Thursday night, and the Angels center fielder lined it to the gap in left-center for a double, one of two hits Trout had in an 8-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchinson took a similar tack in the fifth inning Wednesday, throwing a 94-mph chest-high fastball to Trout, who drove it 412 feet over the wall in center for a home run. As productive as Trout was when he won the American League most valuable player award last season, he was surprisingly vulnerable to pitches in the upper third of the strike zone. According to Pitch F/X data, Trout hit .082 (nine for 110)...

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