Mike Trout goes hitless in debut, but Angels beat Mariners

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On the strength of four solo homers, the last a walkoff shot from Mark Trumbo off David Pauley, the Angels beat the Mariners 4-3 on Friday night.

Top prospect Mike Trout, hitting ninth in his major league debut, went 0-for-3.

The Angels got homers from Erick Aybar, Vernon Wells and Hank Conger before Trumbo ended the game in the ninth and made a winner of All-Star replacement Jordan Walden.

The homer was Trumbo’s 15th, leaving him one behind Washington’s Danny Espinosa for the major league lead among rookies.  Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman is next with 13 homers.

Trout, who is going to need to make a big impression in a hurry in order to stick around after Peter Bourjos returns from a hamstring injury, flied out in the second, grounded out in the fifth and lined to center in the seventh.

Steven Souza diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle

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Steven Souza looked like he sustained a major shoulder injury after diving for a ball and missing on Wednesday night. Turns out, though, that it is not nearly as bad as it could’ve been: he has a strained pectoral muscle. That’ll only keep him out “a couple of weeks” according to Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo.

Good news for Souza and the Diamondbacks, who are counting on their new right fielder’s power to help offset the loss of J.D. Martinez, who helped the Dbacks to the playoffs with his second half home run outburst. He hit 30 with Tampa Bay last year and would seem poised to at least match that given Chase Field’s more hitter-friendly reputation.

Until Souza returns Jarrod Dyson and Yasmany Tomas will likely cover right field.