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Mike Trout leaves game early with a toe issue but the Angels win anyway

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Winners!!!

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Angels 5 White Sox 4

Mike Trout’s Toe
Made him leave the game
How can he hit home runs now?

The above haiku is sad. Don’t tell me - I know. One of the reasons you are still here AND still reading this site (thank you!) is that you are watching the MLB HR battle between Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, Pete Alonso, and Christian Yellich. Trout is listed as “day to day”, but any long suffering Angels fan will probably jump to (maybe rightful) conclusions about his fate over the next few days/weeks.

Mike Trout aside, Shohei Ohtani had a double and a triple in this game. Has he found his swing? Justin Upton hit the go ahead home run in the top of the 9th and he is heating up. Upton has a .320 AVG and 3 HRs over his last 7 games.

As expected, Lucas Giolito came on strong and held the Angels to 2 runs over 7 innings. A solid start but a Bummer denied him his 15th win of the season.

The Angels had a really odd box score in this one - 5 hits, 5 runs, 5 RBI, 5 LOB, and #5 sat on the bench.

Dillon Peters had a pretty meh outing, and like most Angels starters this season, failed to make it out of the 5th inning. But no matter - the 4 runs he gave up were not an obstacle for the Angels offense tonight who pulled off this win despite only logging 5 hits and batting 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position. Thanks home runs! Brian Goodwin, who came in for Mike Trout, did his part with a 2 run blast and Luis Rengifo had a solo shot of his own.

Hooray! A win!