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: Was 2-for-4, including a solo home run, with two runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base in a 5-4 win at Kansas City.

Today: The Angels face the Royals at 8:10 tonight. Luis Mendoza (1-2, 5.50) is the Royals’ scheduled starter.

Stats: Trout is hitting .302 with 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored in 47 games. He has 13 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases. His on-base percentage is .378.

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