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.

Saturday: He extended his streak of consecutive games having reached base to 39.

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Playing left field and batting third, he went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base in a 10-inning, 6-5 win over the Houston Astros.

Today: Los Angeles hosts Houston and rookie left-hander Brett Oberholtzer (2-1, 2.57 ERA) at 3:35 p.m.

Stats: Trout is hitting .330 (154-for-466) with 21 home runs, 78 RBIs and 87 runs in 121 games. He has hit 33 doubles and eight triples. He has walked 75 times and struck out 95 times.


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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