Tommy Milone

Mike Trout, C.J. Cron help Angels slug their way to a 12-5 victory over the Mets

Mike Trout, C.J. Cron help Angels slug their way to a 12-5 victory over the Mets

As Mike Trout dipped his right foot across home plate in the second inning of the Angels’ 12-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday, Mets manager Terry Collins rubbed his hand over his mouth, shuffled his feet and hunched over a railing in the dugout.

Whatever levers Collins pulled made no difference on Sunday to Trout. The man abided no strategy. The Mets tried walking him twice. He either scored or stole a base. They tried nibbling around the plate. He crushed a home run and a double high off the wall.

First baseman Albert Pujols missed a third game in a row because of hamstring tightness, and without his muscle to provide cover, the Mets could pitch to Trout the way a...

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