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Angels star Mike Trout knocked out in eighth inning of 8-3 loss to Indians

Angels star Mike Trout knocked out in eighth inning of 8-3 loss to Indians

An injury-marred Angels season went from bleak to potentially unwatchable in the eighth inning of Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians, when star center fielder Mike Trout took a 93-mph fastball from Tommy Hunter off the right thumb and was pulled from the game.

The Angels have 10 players, including their two best starting pitchers, Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney, on the disabled list. They’ve already used 40 players — 20 pitchers and 20 position players — this season. They’ve lost 12 of 18 games to fall 12 games behind Texas in the American League West.

So when Trout jumped out of the batter’s box shaking his hand and headed for...

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