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.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.