Angels Clobber Mariners On Strength Of Mike Trout

Mike Trout is the first Angels player 20 years old or younger to hit two home runs in a game since Tom Brunansky in 1981.

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Angels Vs. Mariners: Mike Trout Hits Two Home Runs In 13-6 Halos Win

Mike Trout hit two home runs and drove in five runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 13-6 drubbing of the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night at Safeco Field. The Angels kept pace with the Texas Rangers in the American League West, remaining three and a half games out of first place. Jerome Williams got his second win in as many starts for the Halos.

Now 20-year olds hitting two home runs in one game isn't something you see every day. In fact, it has happened just 15 times in the last 30 years, buy a list of guys with names like Ken Griffey, Andruw Jones, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Cabrera, and others. The only other Angel ever to hit two home runs as a 20-year old (or younger) was Tom Brunansky on April 11, 1981. Like Trout, Brunansky accomplished the feat against the Mariners, in Seattle.

Williams continued his feel-good comeback story, pitching seven innings for the second time in as many starts for the Angels, picking up his second victory. It's easier to pitch when staked to a 12-2 lead by the middle of the fifth inning.

The Angels banged out 13 runs on 12 hits and seven walks. In addition to Trout, both Peter Bourjos and Maicer Izturis had two hits, each with a single and a double. Mark Trumbo singled, walked twice, and scored three runs for the Halos. Dan Haren starts for the Angels Wednesday night in a marquee matchup with Felix Hernandez of Seattle.

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Angels Prospect Jean Segura Back After Hamstring Injury

The Los Angeles Angels received some good news on the prospect front on Tuesday as Jean Segura, rated the 57th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America, has returned to the Class A Inland Empire 66ers. The 21-year old shortstop was sidelined for over three months with a strained left hamstring. In 37 games with the 66ers this season, Segura was hitting .276/.343/.428 with 18 stolen bases. Segura last played on May 27.

Tuesday night at Safeco Field, the Angels battle the Seattle Mariners in the second game of a four-game series. Jerome Williams starts for the Angels, while Anthony Vasquez takes the mound for Seattle. Here are the lineups for the second game of the series:

Angels (72-62)

Izturis 3B
Bourjos CF
Kendrick 2B
Hunter RF
Trumbo 1B
Wells DH
Trout LF
Aybar SS
Wilson C

Mariners (57-76)

Ichiro RF
Gutierrez CF
Ackley 2B
Carp 1B
Olivo C
Seager 3B
Wells LF
Pena DH
Ryan SS

Tuesday night's game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.

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Williams, Angels Look For Much Needed Road Win Against Mariners

The Halos are 3-8 in their last 11 road games to fall to 34-34 away from home this season.

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