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: Trout was 1-for-3 with walk in the Angels' 8-2 loss to Houston.

Today: Los Angeles hosts Houston and starter Dallas Keuchel (5-7, 4.97 ERA) at 9:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on 1240 AM in Cumberland County. Trout has never faced him.

Stats: Trout is hitting .330 (152-for-460) with 21 home runs, 78 RBIs and 85 runs in 120 games. He has hit 33 doubles and eight triples. He has 74 walks and 95 strikeouts. His on-base percentage is .427, his slugging percentage .574 and his OPS 1.001. Trout is hitting .349 (15-for-43) with four home runs and 12 RBIs in the month of August. He is second in the American League with 61 extra-base hits and leads the majors with 47 multi-hit games.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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