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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout, on getting pitched around: "I'm just looking for my pitch. If it's not there, I'm taking my walks. For me, if I try to expand the strike zone, that's when I get in trouble."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels RF Kole Calhoun, on Mike Trout: "This is not an easy game, and this guy makes it look easier and easier every year. It's a special talent that we're not going to see too many times, so enjoy it now."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels win (5-4 over the D-backs) for only the second time in their last nine games. Mike Trout reached base every time he came to bat and is OPS'ing a Major League-best 1.158.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Even when Mike Trout makes an out, he doesn't. He hit a one-hopper to the second baseman, but the D-backs were called for catcher's interference. He has still made only 7 outs in his last 36 plate appearances.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

That home run had to feel really good for Kole Calhoun. It's his first since Opening Day. He came in with a 153/202/188 slash line and had completely altered his batting stance, with a heavier crouch and lower hands. He told me last night that's basically the position he ends up in after his load; he's just starting there now to simplify the approach and eliminate excess movement. "You gotta change something when you're hitting .145," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Correcting an earlier post: Over his last 8 games, Mike Trout has reached base in 27 of his last 36 plate appearances. Even more impressive: He has reached base safely in 22 of his last 27 plate appearances, per the Angels' PR staff.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr react to his walk off hit in the Cubs 2-1, 10th inning win over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts liked what he saw from Rich Hill on Tuesday.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The D-backs were forced to pitch to Mike Trout because the bases were loaded, and he lined the first pitch he saw into center field, which ultimately brought in three runs. Trout's last 33 plate appearances: 16 hits, 4 home runs, 9 RBIs, 11 walks.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Rich Hill enjoyed his best outing of the 2018 season on the day he was activated from the disabled list. He says that perhaps it was a good thing that he had some time off because he made some key adjustments.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros' 12-game winning streak is over. They got two runners on in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, but A.J. Hinch elected not to pinch-hit for light-hitting Jake Marisnick with Brian McCann available on the bench, and Sergio Romo induced the game-ending pop-up. The Rays had a lefty warming up, but I'd take McCann versus Jonny Venters over Marisnick versus Romo.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine of Mike Trout's last 25 plate appearances have now ended in a walk. There's little reason to pitch to him right now. The man behind him, Justin Upton, entered batting .214 in his last eight games. Behind him is Albert Pujols, with a .285 on-base percentage for the year.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander did come out for the seventh, but couldn't finish it as Adeiny Hechavarria had a terrific 10-pitch at-bat with two outs and finally doubled over the glove of Alex Bregman. Verlander leaves after throwing a season-high 122 pitches and you know he's not happy about leaving with his baserunner out there on second base.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Matt Carpenter clubs a home run just inside the right field foul pole and the Cardinals re-take the lead over the Phillies, 7-6.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are undefeated in the Herr-Era. In their first game since acquiring Kelvin Herrera from KC, the Nats beat Baltimore 9-7. Herrera worked a perfect eighth, and Trea Turner went 4-for-4 with a homer and a double to key the offense.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander fans C.J. Cron with a runner on to end the top of the sixth to keep the game tied 1-1 as he reaches double digits in K's for the third time this season. He's at 97 pitches and has gone as many as 110 just twice in 2018, so we'll see if A.J. Hinch turns this game over to the bullpen in the seventh.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

File Kelvin Herrera's debut with the Nats under "Success." Working the eigth inning with a three-run lead, the former Royals closer retired the Orioles in order on six pitches, and his heater touched 98.

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

Following their 7-2 win, the Yankees have now gone UNDER the betting total in 14 straight games. Total for this game was 9.5