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Mike Trout gets things started, and the Angels go on to beat the Blue Jays, 8-2

Mike Trout gets things started, and the Angels go on to beat the Blue Jays, 8-2

The first two pitches Mike Trout saw from Marco Estrada on Wednesday at Rogers Centre were strikes. So Trout settled in, as he has done so well in such situations this season. He fouled a pitch off, watched three balls go by, then tracked a changeup down below the strike zone and golfed it for a home run.

It raised Trout’s statistics after 0-and-2 counts this season to . a .302 batting average with a .356 on-base percentage and a .583 slugging average in 104 plate appearances, more than double the major league average in each category. And it got the Angels started on their 8-2 rout...

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