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Mike Trout, Johnny Giavotella deliver biggest hits in Angels victory

Mike Trout, Johnny Giavotella deliver biggest hits in Angels victory

Mike Trout looked strangely overmatched Tuesday night, going hitless in four at-bats and striking out three times in a loss to the Oakland Athletics. Whatever the Angels center fielder was feeling at the plate, he did not carry it over to Wednesday night. Trout walked and scored on Erick Aybar’s two-run single in the first inning, crushed a 454-foot homer to left field in the third and capped a three-run seventh with a two-run double to left to lead the Angels to a 6-3 victory over the A’s in the Oakland Coliseum. “That’s why we play 162 games,” said Trout, the 23-year-old star who won the American League most valuable player award in 2014. “You...

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