VIDEO: Mike Trout, Coco Crisp exchange wall grabs

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Angels center fielder Mike Trout robbed A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes of an extra-base hit with this leaping catch along the left-center field wall Wednesday night in Anaheim …

That probably would have fallen just short of a home run. But still … great grab.

A’s center fielder Coco Crisp then decided to get in on the party in the bottom of the second:

That one was most definitely headed out. Not shown in that short video highlight was Crisp giving a finger-wag to the Angel Stadium fireworks operator, who thought Josh Hamilton had just left the yard.

Lucas Giolito earns second shutout of season

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The Twins have arguably baseball’s scariest offense. Their average of 5.87 runs per game is second only to the Yankees (5.90) while leading the league in slugging percentage (.501), OPS (.840), and home runs (244). White Sox starter Lucas Giolito made their offense look impotent on Wednesday, blanking them over nine innings for his second shutout of the season. The White Sox won 4-0.

Giolito allowed just three hits and walked none while fanning 12 batters over his nine innings of work. He’s now 14-6 with a 3.20 ERA and a 194/51 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings on the season. Giolito is very much in the AL Cy Young Award picture. The Astros’ Justin Verlander leads the league in ERA at 2.81. A strong finish to the season for Giolito could certainly see his ERA dip below 3.00.

As mentioned, Wednesday’s shutout was Giolito’s second of the season. He and the Indians’ Shane Bieber are the only pitchers with multiple shutouts this season. They are two of only 21 pitchers with a shutout.