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Mike Trout Home Run Not Enough in Loss to O's

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P.U.

...in vain...
...in vain...
Jeff Gross

The Angels managed just five baserunners headed into the bottom of the eighth. Efren Navarro had both hits in the game up to that point but got out. Hank Conger had stranded four men in the game but walked. Kole Calhoun made the second out and up stepped Mike Trout, 0 fro 3 against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez, pitching a two-hit shutout up to that point.

Trout planted a 3-2 pitch into section 240 of the RF pavilion, the section closest to the CF batter's eye.

It was too little too late in a game that saw the Angels lose a series at home for the first time in the past eleven tries. Hector Santiago shut out the O's for five innings but maxed out his pitch count. Mike Morin masterfully struck out two O's to lead off the seventh but then he gave up a little dribbler and a run-scoring double and then in frustration a home run. Fernando alas would add a fourth run in the top of the eighth and the Angels would fall by the same score as last night, 4-2 to the best team in the AL East.