Mike Trout after failing to make catch

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, left, reacts to missing a shallow fly ball as teammate Kole Calhoun stands next to him during the seventh inning of their 6-2 win over the Astros on Saturday night in Houston.

Mike Trout, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Angels, was the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up. Trout, 22, 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: Batting third and playing center field, Trout went 0-for-2 with three walks, one run and one RBI in a 9-7 loss to the Astros in Houston.

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Saturday: Was 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in a 6-2 win over the Astros. He batted third and played center field.

Sunday: The Angels face Houston and starting pitcher Paul Clemens (4-4, 5.91) at 2:10 p.m.

Stats: Trout is hitting .332 (181-for-545) with 23 home runs, 86 RBIs, a league-leading 103 runs, 38 doubles, nine triples and 32 stolen bases on 39 attempts in 144 games. He also leads the AL with 99 walks. His on-base percentage is .438, his slugging percentage .561 and his OPS .999.

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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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