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2018 Schedule
49-48, 4th in AL West
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Manfred: Can't market Trout without his help

Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the only reason Mike Trout isn't more popular is because Trout doesn't market himself: "If he wants to engage and be more active in that area, I think we could help him make his brand really, really big."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

After Mike Trout homered off Jacob deGrom at the All-Star Game, Bryce Harper was asked, from the outfield, whether Trout should be considered the best player in the game. "If you don't," Harper said, "then you're not watching."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Just call Mike Trout Mr. All-Star. He's already won two All-Star Game MVP awards in his career and he just gave the AL a 2-0 lead as he lines a 1-2 fastball from Jacob deGrom for a home run. The best player in the game, my friends.

Trout says he enjoys competing against the best (1:56)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

A crowd of reporters waited by Mike Trout's locker before tonight's All-Star Game. But they weren't there for him — they were there for the guy whose locker is right next to him: Manny Machado. Later, after Machado had taken a few questions — saying he had heard "nothing" from either the Orioles or his agent — Trout was asked how his All-Star teammate is handling all the trade rumors. "He's handling it. He's gotta be going through some emotions. It's probably tough for him. He doesn't know where he's going to be playing," Trout said. "He knows he's going to be traded but doesn't know where. But I'm sure he wants this thing to be over." As a baseball fan, how much is Trout following the story? "Obviously, when you see one of the big guys in the market get traded, you want to see where he's going. I just wish it was [to] the Angels."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout will bat third and play center field for the American League; Matt Kemp will bat fifth and play left field for the National League.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here are your AL and NL All-Star lineups!

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Hernandez hits Dodgers' 129th homer in 5-3 win over Angels

Yasmani Grandal homered, Enrique Hernandez hit a solo shot on his first pitch in the seventh inning for the go-ahead run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-3 win over the Angels on Sunday to gain a split in the Freeway Series.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen bounced back from a loss on Saturday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch his 27th save on Sunday. The Dodgers took 2 of 3 from the Angels to close out the first half, and the three games were decided by a combined four runs. The Dodgers head into the All-Star break with a 53-43 record and sit a half-game up on the Diamondbacks in the NL West. The Angels are 49-48, but way back in a stacked AL West.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw was removed from the game after an intense six-pitch battle with Mike Trout ended in a walk. He begged for a couple of strike calls on an afternoon when he did not have his best stuff, and he departed with two on and two out in the seventh, the score tied at 3.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw served up a three-run homer to Jefry Marte, tying this game at 3 in the fourth inning. It was the first home run he had allowed in 23-plus innings since coming off the disabled list.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Futures Game is one of the fun days of the year, a chance to see many of the game's top prospects in one showcase. The guy I'm most curious to watch: Angels outfielder Jo Adell, the second-youngest player on the U.S. team, who has exploded in his first full season as a pro with 17 home runs and a .318 average in Class A. He's 0-for-2 so far, but at 6-3, he's an impressive presence at the plate and before the game he talked about how he's honed his stroke with the repetition of playing every day and doing a better job of adapting to specific game situations.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw's pitch counts since coming off the DL: 55, 68, 74, 89. He's pretty much restriction free now, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated. In case you're wondering: Mike Trout is 2-for-11 lifetime against Kershaw, with 1 BB and 4 SO.

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Calhoun's HR lifts Angels to 5-4 win over Dodgers in 10th

Kole Calhoun homered on his first pitch from All-Star closer Kenley Jansen in the 10th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday night after the Angels blew two leads in the Freeway Series.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A potential trade candidate for the Angels, if they decide to sell, might be Jose Alvarez, the lefty reliever who recorded the final four outs of a 5-4 win from Dodger Stadium. His ERA is down to 2.66.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kole Calhoun hit his third home run in two nights, giving the Angels a 5-4 lead in the 10th. In 50 games before his recent DL stint, Calhoun had a 145/195/179 slash line with 1 HR. In 24 games since: 288/333/638 and 9 HR.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani has now reached base in 5 of 9 plate appearances as a pinch-hitter, which is pretty impressive. He doubled off a lefty (Scott Alexander) on Friday and worked a walk against another lefty (Rich Hill) on Saturday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia: "It's not easy, but it doesn't seem like he comes out of his game when he's pinch-hitting."

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Angels' Richards opts for Tommy John surgery

Angels right-hander Garrett Richards will have Tommy John surgery for a damaged UCL in his right elbow. In 2016, facing the same injury, he opted for stem-cell and platelet-rich plasma treatment.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs425Tied-12th
Batting Average.24422nd
On Base Percentage.31617th
Slugging Percentage.41312th
Earned Run Average3.819th
Quality Starts52Tied-8th
WHIP1.3115th
BAA.24515th