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Rookie Trout leads LA Angels over Dodgers


Bobby Wilson, left, and teammate Mike Trout, right, of the Los Ageles Angels of Anaheim celebrate scoring in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in Anaheim, California.

Photo: AFP


Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout hit a go-ahead homer and scored from first base on a single as the hosts rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Dodgers 8-5 on Friday in their all-Los Angeles interleague clash.

Angels starter Dan Haren (5-7) allowed nine hits over five innings with five strikeouts.

Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley (4-6) gave up six runs in five innings. He is 1-5 with a 5.36 ERA in seven career starts against the Angels.


In New York, Ike Davis hit a three-run homer off a fielder’s glove as the Mets hung on to beat the Yankees in the New York subway series.

The game began after a rain delay of nearly an hour and the Mets immediately set up a big buffer, scoring five runs with two outs in the first inning.

Justin Turner had a two-run single and Davis followed with a fly ball to rightfield that a leaping Nick Swisher got his glove on.

However, when he hit the wall, the ball was nudged over the top of the fence for a 5-0 lead.

Still, the homer-happy Yankees rallied with three late drives. Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones went long against Jonathon Niese (5-3). Robinson Cano added a two-run shot in the eighth to cut it to 6-4.

That brought out Mets closer Frank Francisco, who made headlines in New York this week by saying: “I can’t wait to face those chickens,” and expressing his desire to strike out the side against the Yankees.

In a heavy drizzle, Francisco got the last out on a popup with two runners on base, sending the Yankees to their third straight loss.


In Boston, Atlanta pitcher Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting Boston to one run.

Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with 13 wins, worked 7-2/3 innings, giving up only two hits.

In other interleague play, it was:

‧ Orioles 2, Nationals 1

‧ Giants 5, Athletics 4

‧ Pirates 4, Tigers 1

‧ Rangers 4, Rockies 1

‧ Blue Jays 12, Marlins 5

‧ Brewers 1, White Sox 0,

10 innings

‧ Cardinals 11, Royals 4

‧ Twins 5, Reds 4

‧ Indians 2, Astros 0

In the National League, it was:

‧ Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 1

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