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Mike Trout is back, but Angels go down swinging in 2-1, 10-inning loss to Rays

Mike Trout is back, but Angels go down swinging in 2-1, 10-inning loss to Rays

As the Angels took the field for the first time in five days Friday night at Angel Stadium, Mike Trout did so for the first time in a long time, nervous, excited, ready to return from the first disabled list stint of his career. He said it felt like opening day.

“Obviously,” Trout said, “I was anxious to be out there.”

As the Angels reconvened for 2017’s second half of 2017 upbeat and hopeful to welcome back their superstar, Friday’s game supplied an unsatisfying reminder to the club and its fans: Flaws still abound. Trout struck out on three pitches to finalize their 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay in 10 innings.

The Angels (45-48) outhit the Rays, but not when the hits...

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