Mike Trout first to 10 home runs this season

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Angels outfielder Mike Trout became the first player this season to reach double-digit home runs, blasting No. 10 on Tuesday night off of the Astros’ Charlie Morton in the top of the first inning.

Trout drew unintentional walks in his next two plate appearances.

Trout entered the night batting .307/.410/.670 with nine homers, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored, and five stolen bases in 105 plate appearances. He appears to be well on his way to another year of contention for the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

Texas Rangers ink free-agent ace Jacob deGrom to 5-year deal

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a five-year contract Friday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons — the past two shortened by injuries.

After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs, then opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

Texas announced the signing Friday night after the 34-year-old deGrom passed his physical.