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.

Friday: Went 2-for-3, including a triple, with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in an 8-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. He also was caught trying to steal second base.

Today: The Angels will face Seattle and former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez at 10:10 p.m.

Stats: Trout is hitting .323 with 59 RBIs and 64 runs scored in 90 games. He has 15 homers, seven triples and 29 doubles. He has stolen 21 bases on 25 attempts. His on-base percentage is .402, his slugging percentage .560.

Notes: Trout and Howie Kendrick are the first Angels teammates with at least 105 hits before the All-Star break since 2000 (Darin Erstad and Mo Vaughn).

I've worked at newspapers since 1985. Mostly in N.J., but with an eight-year pit stop in N.C. I've been at The Press since 1997.

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