LEADING OFF: Angels' star Trout will draw a crowd to Philly

Here's a look at the majors of today:

LEADING OFF: Angels' star Trout will draw a crowd to Philly

Here's a look at the majors of today:

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TROUT'S TOWN

For a series against Phillies, Mike Trout, Angels' star, is expected to be at Citizens Bank Park.

Trout hails from Millville in South Jersey, which is about an hour drive from Philadelphia. The three-time MVP is now 30 and playing in his 12th season in the big leagues. He has only played two games in Philly since 2014, when Los Angeles' planned set in 2020 was cancelled by the pandemic.

Trout spoke at Yankee Stadium this week about how much it is for him to return to the place where he grew-up, whether that's talking to fans about the Eagles or meeting up at the Wawa convenience shop with old friends.

He said, "It's quite special going back."

Trout was struck on the left arm in the ninth inning by a pitch Thursday night. He appeared to be in severe pain, but continued playing. Los Angeles lost 2-1 to the Yankees after Trout was hit on the left arm by a pitch in the ninth inning against Jameson Taillon. The Yankees finished a doubleheader sweep, leaving the Angels with an 8-game losing streak.

Bryce Harper, the Phillies, and others, are keen to extend their skid and snap one for themselves.

Bryce Harper, the Phillies, and others, are keen to extend their skid and snap one for themselves.

The Angels won 12 consecutive games against Philadelphia, which is the longest streak of active wins against any team in the big league against one opponent. It also marks the longest win streak of this type in interleague play history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

FLYING JAYS

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Blue Jays have won eight consecutive games going into this weekend’s series against Minnesota.

Yusei Kikuchi (2-1; 3.48 ERA) will be Toronto's opener. Chi Chi Gonzalez will make his Twins season debut.

The Blue Jays will determine if George Springer, outfielder, can be recalled to the lineup. His non-COVID-19 illness has caused him to miss two games. Toronto placed lefty Hyun Jin Ryu, however, on the 15-day injured roster due to a sore forearm.

DOOR PRIZE

Francisco Lindor will be back in the New York Mets lineup at Dodger Stadium. After injuring his right middle finger while closing a double-door in his hotel room, the star shortstop had to sit out Thursday night.

Their No. The Mets had only three hits, and the No. 3 batter was struck out. This ended their six-game winning streak. In the opening game of a four-game series, the Mets lost 2-0 to Tony Gonsolin (6-6) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-3).

Lindor has at most one RBI in 10 consecutive games. This tie with Mike Piazza, Hall of Famer, is the longest stretch of team history.

Chris Bassitt pitches for the Mets (4-2, 3.66 ERA), against Tyler Anderson (6-1, 2.90 ERA), who has thrown 20 consecutive scoreless innings.

IN THE SWING

Marcus Semien hit two home runs in six of his last six games, after going homerless in the first 43 games this season for Texas.

Semien, 31, signed a seven-year, $175 million contract with the Rangers. He hit 45 homers for Toronto last year, which was the most for a Major Leaguer who primarily plays second base.

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