Mike Trout's remarkable rookie season came to an end Wednesday with a 2-for-3 day, his 55th multi-hit game in 138 starts, as the Angels lost to the Mariners, 12-0, in their season finale.

Trout was twice thrown out on the bases – once on an attempted steal of second and once by right fielder Casper Wells when Trout tried to tag up and score on a fly ball.

The caught stealing left him with 49 stolen bases, one short of joining Eric Davis (1987) and Barry Bonds (1990) as the only players in baseball history to have a 30-50 season (home runs and stolen bases).

"It was in the back of my mind," Trout said afterwards. "These last two games once Oakland knocked us out, it was tough to stay concentrated, tough to get motivated."

Trout finished the season with a .326 average, second to Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, to go with a host of club and rookie records. Most notably, he is the first player in baseball history to finish with at least 30 home runs, 45 stolen bases and 125 runs scored (he scored 129 times).

"Maybe a little bit," Trout said when asked if he had even surprised himself with such an outstanding rookie season. "But I just go out there and have fun, just try to do my thing every day and whatever happens, happens."

A Rookie of the Year award (only the second in Angels history) is certain to happen. But Trout has also been at the forefront of a bi-partisan debate over who deserves the AL MVP – Trout (and his 10-plus WAR) being the choice of the new-age stat-ologists while Cabrera has gathered more mainstream support with his Triple Crown achievement (the first in 45 years).