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.

Thursday: The Angels were off.

Today: The Angels host the New York Yankees at 10:05 p.m. The Yankees' scheduled starter is left-hander Andy Pettitte (5-3, 3.82).

Stats: Trout is hitting .297 with 12 home runs, 42 RBIs, 47 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 66 games. He has 20 doubles and six triples. His on-base percentage is .367, his slugging percentage .550 and his OPS .917.

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