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Mike Trout hopes Angels can start fast in shortened season


Last updated 7/14/2020 at 1:59pm

In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first while watching his two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)


AP Sports Writer

ANAHEIM (AP) - With his first child due to arrive shortly, Mike Trout thought hard about skipping this shortened major league season.

The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP also isn't sure he'll still be in uniform in October if the Angels capitalize on the expanded opportunity by landing a playoff berth.

Not much is certain about this unique baseball summer, but Trout is betting he'll be glad he took time out from impending fatherhood to chase a playoff berth with the revitalized Angels and new manager Joe Maddon.

"I love playing this game," Trout said when...

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