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 (26-34) were off.

Today: They begin a series at Boston at 7:10 tonight. The Red Sox’s scheduled starter is left-hander Felix Doubront (4-2, 4.88).

Stats: Trout is hitting .293 with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs, 42 runs scored and 13 stolen bases on 16 attempts in 60 games. He has hit 16 doubles and six triples. His on-base percentage is .366, his slugging percentage .533 and his OPS .899.

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