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The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, front, beats the tag by Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Luis Mendoza, back, during the third inning at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday. Trout scored on a wild pitch.

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.

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Friday: Was 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in a 5-2 win at Kansas City. The victory was the Angels' sixth in a row.

Today: The Angels play at Kansas City at 2:10 p.m. Jeremy Guthrie (4-2, 3.49) is the Royals’ scheduled starter.

Stats: Trout is hitting .306 with 35 RBIs and 37 runs scored in 48 games. He has 13 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 11 stolen bases.

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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