Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 21, is a 2009 Millville High School graduate who was a two-time Press Player of the Year and The Press Male Athlete of the Year for the 2008-09 school year.

Sunday: Went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in a 10-6 loss to the Athletics.

Monday: The Angels visit the Rangers and starter Matt Garza (7-1, 2.87) in Texas in a 7:05 p.m. game.

Stats: Trout is hitting .321 (131-for-408) with 65 RBIs and 69 runs scored in 102 games. He has 17 home runs and 23 stolen bases on 27 attempts. His on-base percentage is .399. His slugging percentage is .556 and is OPS is .956.

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