Tim Lincecum

Angels end season that went sour from the start

Angels end season that went sour from the start

Twenty minutes after midday Sunday at Angel Stadium, his shoulder still throbbing from a 4-day-old fastball, Mike Trout approached the plate and tapped his bat barrel on the home-plate umpire’s left leg, as he does before every game’s first at-bat. For Sunday’s season finale, the retiring Bob Davidson patted Trout on the back in rare response.

Trout soon walked, then took off for second base. Entering with 29 home runs and 29 stolen bases, he was pushing for his second 30-30 season, and he nearly attained it. He swung hard and often, but flew out once and walked a second time before singling to drive in his 100th run in the sixth inning. As soon as he...

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