Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout hit leadoff for the primary time since 2020 because the slumping Halos took on the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday evening.

Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, heart, reacts after placing out to finish the baseball recreation as Baltimore Orioles catcher James McCann, left, kneels behind the plate Monday, April 22, 2024, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)(AP/Mark J. Terrill)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout hit leadoff for the primary time since 2020 because the slumping Halos took on the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday evening.

“I’m simply making an attempt to shake issues up and making an attempt to see if I can get some completely different cohesiveness with my lineup,” supervisor Ron Washington stated.

The Angels entered on a five-game shedding streak.

Trout led the American League and was second within the majors with seven dwelling runs however struggled on the plate over the earlier seven video games. He had gone 3 for 27 with eight strikeouts, together with getting caught searching for the ultimate out with the bases loaded in Monday night’s 4-2 loss to the Orioles.

Trout had a .236 batting common, on tempo to be his lowest common in March and April in his profession. He hit over .300 by means of the top of April the previous three seasons.

It was the 163rd time in Trout’s 14-year, large league profession that he topped the lineup, the primary because the second recreation of a doubleheader in opposition to Houston on Aug. 25, 2020.

He hit leadoff in 138 video games throughout his first full season within the majors in 2012, when he was voted AL Rookie of the Year.

Trout had batted first in solely 5 video games since 2014.

“He’s completed it earlier than, so it’s not overseas to him. If we will put him in there and get a run within the first inning I’m all for that. I’m simply trying to strive various things and see what works,” Washington stated.

The three-time AL MVP was a profession .321 hitter when within the leadoff spot with 33 dwelling runs and a .398 on-base share.

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