Craig Calcaterra

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C.J. Cron homered twice to win Phoenix Suns season tickets

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Angels first baseman C.J. Cron had gone 11 days since his last homer, so his teammate Mike Trout made him a deal: hit two homers in last night’s game against the the Athletics, and Trout would buy him Arizona Cardinals season tickets. Cron, who lives in Phoenix during the offseason, asked for Phoenix Suns tickets instead. Trout said it was a deal.

In his first at bat of the game Cron took Athletics’ starter Chris Smith deep. Then, in the eighth inning, Cron did it again, this time off of Michael Brady. Looks like Trout has to pay up now. From the L.A. Times:

“I’ll try to get them on the floor or something,” Cron said. “I think I just won a couple thousand bucks there. And I’ll be going to all the games. Pretty cool.”

Trout missed his second straight game with a stiff neck. At least he’s still helping the team via inspiration and/or bribery. That’s MVP stuff right there.