Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Angels outfielder Mike Trout are already making a lot of history individually, but today they did so together.
With the Angels and Dodgers squaring off in an interleague series this weekend, Kershaw is pitching against Trout this afternoon. This marks the first time in MLB history that reigning MVPs have faced off against each other. It promises to be a fun afternoon.
Kershaw has the upper hand so far. The southpaw struck out Trout looking with a nasty curveball in the first inning.
Angels slugger Mike Trout is back in tonight’s lineup against the Astros after missing two games with left wrist inflammation.
Trout injured his wrist while attempting to make a diving catch on Sunday, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the 23-year-old was cleared to return after he hit off a tee without any issues. He’s starting in center field tonight as the Angels attempt to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Astros. The team is currently one game back of Houston in the AL West.
Trout leads the majors with 31 home runs and owns a .315/.405/.632 batting line over 97 games.
Mike Trout fell awkwardly on his left wrist during a diving catch attempt in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Rangers and was held out of Tuesday’s series opener versus the Astros.
He’ll sit out again on Wednesday, with newcomer David DeJesus playing center and batting leadoff.
An MRI taken Tuesday ruled out anything serious, but Trout does have a bit of wrist inflammation.
Trout finished 4-for-4 with two homers, three runs scored, and five RBI on Sunday and the 23-year-old MVP frontrunner is batting .315/.405/.632 with 31 home runs and 64 RBI in 97 total games this season for the American League West-leading Halos.