Mike Trout hits two homers, the Angels pull to within one and a half games of Houston

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Mike Trout and the Angels are hot.

Trout hit two solo homer in the Angels-Rockies game last night and finished 2-for-3 with a walk in the Angels 3-2 win. He now has three homers over seven at-bats in the first two games of the Colorado¬†series. On the season he’s hitting .305/.400/.604 and is on pace for 46 homers, 96 RBI, 123 runs and 17 steals.

All of that is helping fuel the Angels’ surge. They’ve won five in a row since replacing Jerry Dipoto with Bill Stoneman in the GM chair. That’s a coincidence, of course, as GMs don’t bat and Stoneman hasn’t made any moves, but it’s certainly been an interesting week for the Angels.

As of now, they’re only 1.5 behind the Astros in the AL West. They have a 2.5 game lead in the Wild Card.