Angels star Mike Trout jams left hand, leaves game at Miami

Hope Soto
May 29, 2017

A fan holds up a sign for Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout during an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Miami.

"It's just sore", Trout said. The bad news is the Angels aren't sure just how much time Trout would miss before the five-time All-Star and two-time MVP is able to return.

"I got a good pitch to hit", Trout said, "and I barreled it up". The outfielder was scheduled for an MRI back in California before the series opener vs. Atlanta, and hopes to avoid the disabled list.

"He felt it a little bit, but not almost as bad as he did Friday", Scioscia said. Trout dove headfirst while completing a steal of second and tried to grasp the bag to ensure he didn't slide past it. Trout reportedly left the game after finishing out the inning with a thumb sprain.

The Marlins will now look to build upon this series win as they open up a three-game set against the 17-31 Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

"It seems like a long time", Miami manager Don Mattingly said.

Once again the Marlins gave away too many chances to forge their first winning streak in more than a month. Kole Calhoun drew a walk to start the fourth and was followed by Maldonado who crushed a Jose Urena slider to left, giving Los Angeles a 2-1 lead. He allowed two runs but had seven strikeouts, also a career high.

In the third and fourth, the Angels left the bases loaded.

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"It seems like this whole trip our starters have been pitching with their backs against the wall, because we haven't really swung the bats the way we need to", Scioscia said.

Meanwhile, the first three batters in the Angels' lineup - Cameron Maybin, Andrelton Simmons and Trout - combined for six hits, five runs and three RBIs.

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton runs the bases after hitting a solo home run. They did score their only two runs on a Martin Maldonado homer in the fourth, before Ureña walked the bases loaded.

A day after hitting three home runs and scoring eight runs in Friday's victory, the Marlins managed only one unearned run off Ramirez in seven innings.

He hit his 16th homer Saturday to take the major league lead.

Riddle, a light-hitting shortstop in the minors before he was called up due to a wave of infield injuries, is batting.258 and has 13 RBIs in 25 games. With more than 10 seasons remaining on the deal, Stanton would likely top the record books in most of the franchise's counting stats for hitters.

Stanton is 12 for 24 (.500) since Mattingly moved the slugger into the No. 2 spot in the order. "I kind of like what it does to our middle guys".

As laid out very nicely in the graphic below, Trout's home run went 443 feet, reached the end of its path in a relative hurry (five seconds) with a launch angle of 24 degrees, an exit velocity of 114 miles per hour and an 84-foot height at its apex. His ERA rose to 5.09.

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