If Angels slugger Mark Trumbo is upset about having to play in the shadow of Mike Trout, he sure does a good job of disguising it. Because five hours after being named to his first American League All-Star team and moments after hitting a two-run eighth-inning home run Sunday in a 10-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Trumbo sat on a clubhouse sofa and talked not about himself but about his teammate and fellow All-Star. "He's got all five tools," he said of Trout. "Without a doubt." You want speed? In the first inning Trout cued a ball just inside the right-field line and turned it into a double. He scored from second two batters later, helped by a bobble from right fielder Rajai Davis on Albert Pujols' flyout. "You saw the speed take over in the first inning," Trumbo said. "It looked like it caught them a little off guard. You see that quite a bit. It's always fun to watch." You want power? After the Blue Jays battled back from a three-run deficit to tie the score in the seventh, Trout opened the eighth with a home run, putting the Angels ahead to stay. "That was a huge situation," Trumbo said. "Totally shifted the momentum back in our favor." Then there's the consistency. With two hits and three runs scored Sunday, Trout has had multiple hits or runs in six of his last 11 games.
Angels' Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo show All-Star skills in 10-6 win
Los Angeles Times | Jul 2