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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Hours before Mike Trout singled in his first at-bat this spring, the Los Angeles Angels' outfielder was a big hit with some kids.

Trout and teammates David Carpenter, Michael Kohn and Travis Witherspoon brought $5,000 worth of school supplies and toys Monday morning to Children First Academy, a Tempe charter school for underprivileged and homeless kids.

"After it was all over the kids ran up and gave us a big hug," the 20-year-old Trout said. "Put a smile on my face and all the teammates that came.

"Doing stuff for the community," Trout added, "it means a lot to me."

A few hours later, Trout scored twice for the Angels in a 9-8 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The AL Rookie of the Year and runner-up in the MVP voting last season also walked.

"Felt good out there," he said. "Felt like I had a couple good at-bats. Still, timing is not there, but it's the first game. It'll get better."

Last spring, a lingering illness and shoulder tendinitis kept Trout off the field and forced him to start the 2012 season in Triple-A. He didn't stay there long.

Los Angeles called him up in late-April and Trout blossomed into a superstar. He scored a major league-leading 129 runs, hit .306 with 30 home runs, 83 RBIs and 49 stolen bases.

Now, a healthy Trout is looking forward to getting an exhibition schedule to prepare for the regular season.

"Just to get the timing down," he said. "For me, it's all about timing, seeing pitches."

Trout led off the game with a single and scored later in the inning when catcher Hank Conger ripped a three-run home run off Seattle starter Jeremy Bonderman. Conger, competing for a reserve role, added a double and single, going 3 for 3 with five RBIs.

The 30-year-old Bonderman, trying to secure a spot in Seattle's rotation after missing the past two seasons and undergoing elbow surgery last year, allowed two hits and a walk in his lone inning.

"It wasn't the way I wanted it go, but it was good to get out there and get my feet wet again," Bonderman said. "It was good to get the first one out of the way, but it's no excuse. I have to go out there and get outs."

Brendan Ryan homered for the Mariners and Justin Smoak doubled and singled. Seattle rallied for seven runs in the final three innings.

NOTES: Smoak Seattle SS Brendan Ryan homered in his first at-bat of the spring and 2B Dustin Ackley tripled in his spring debut. ... LF Jason Bay was 0 for 3, but made an athletic, tumbling catch in the third inning. ... Angels starter Garrett Richards threw two innings, allowing two hits, an unearned run and struck out one. ... RP Chad Cordero, signed two weeks ago to a minor-league contract, threw one inning and allowed the home run to Ryan. Shoulder injuries sidelined the career of the former All-Star, who has not pitched in the majors since 2010.

 
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Players of the Game
Seattle

J. Morban
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Los Angeles

H. Conger
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 5
 

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Los Angeles Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mike Trout, LF2210100 .500
   a- Andrew Romine, PH-SS2011011 .250
Erick Aybar, SS2100100 .250
   b- J.B. Shuck, PH-LF1000101 .000
Peter Bourjos, CF12102001.000
    John Hester, C2010012 .250
Chris Iannetta, DH4010016 .250
   c- Thomas Field, PH-DH1000002 .200
Hank Conger, C3235000 .800
    Efren Navarro, 1B1010100 .333
Kole Calhoun, 1B-RF3012013 .250
    Randal Grichuk, RF1010000 .200
Trent Oeltjen, RF3010022 .400
    Taylor Lindsey, 2B2000013 .000
Luis Rodriguez, 2B3010002 .286
    Kaleb Cowart, 3B2110001 .500
Luis Jimenez, 3B2000102 .125
    Travis Witherspoon, CF1000000 .250
Totals36814877  
a-struck out for Trout in the 6th
b-grounded into a double play for Aybar in the 6th
c-flied out for Iannetta in the 8th
Batting
2B - Hank Conger (1, Carraway)
HR - Hank Conger (1, Bonderman)
SF - Kole Calhoun (1)
RBI - Andrew Romine (1), Hank Conger 5 (6), Kole Calhoun 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Hank Conger 3 (3)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Trent Oeltjen 1
DP - Aybar-Rodriguez-Calhoun, Hynick-Aybar-Calhoun, Cowart-Navarro
E - Kole Calhoun (1, Misplayed grounder), Luis Jimenez 2 (2, Dropped fly)
Los Angeles Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garrett Richards 2210010 0.00
Chad Cordero (H,1) 1111001 9.00
Brandon Hynick (H,1) 2200020 0.00
Michael Roth (H,1) 1000000 0.00
Matt Oye (H,1) 1222011 18.00
Mark Sappington (BS,1)0544000 0.00
Ben Fritz 1000010 0.00
R.J. Alvarez (L,0-1) 0.1211000 27.00
HBP - Thames (by Ben Fritz)
WP - Mark Sappington 2 (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Garrett Richards 26-18, Chad Cordero 20-11, Brandon Hynick 29-18, Michael Roth 11-5, Matt Oye 13-9, Mark Sappington 21-12, Ben Fritz 17-10, R.J. Alvarez 11-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Garrett Richards 4-1, Brandon Hynick 2-2, Michael Roth 2-1, Matt Oye 1-1, Ben Fritz 1-0, R.J. Alvarez 1-0
Batters Faced - Garrett Richards 8, Chad Cordero 4, Brandon Hynick 8, Michael Roth 3, Matt Oye 5, Mark Sappington 5, Ben Fritz 3, R.J. Alvarez 3
Seattle Mariners
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dustin Ackley, 2B3010010 .333
    Brad Miller, 2B2000010 .250
Casper Wells, CF3000011 .125
    Francisco Martinez, CF2220000 .500
Jason Bay, LF3000001 .250
    Julio Morban, LF2121000 .667
Kendrys Morales, DH3000000 .000
   a- John Hicks, PH-DH11110001.000
Jesus Montero, C2010010 .500
    Ronny Paulino, C2111000 .200
Justin Smoak, 1B2120000 .600
    Mike Jacobs, 1B2121000 .500
Eric Thames, RF3000002 .000
Alex Liddi, 3B4112002 .111
Brendan Ryan, SS2111001 .500
    Carlos Triunfel, SS2000011 .000
Totals38914705  
a-singled for Morales in the 8th
Batting
2B - Julio Morban (2, Sappington), Justin Smoak (1, Richards)
3B - Dustin Ackley (1, Hynick), Francisco Martinez (1, Alvarez)
HR - Alex Liddi (1, Oye), Brendan Ryan (1, C. Cordero)
RBI - Julio Morban (1), John Hicks (1), Ronny Paulino (1), Mike Jacobs (3), Alex Liddi 2 (2), Brendan Ryan (1)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Ackley-Ryan-Smoak, Miller-Triunfel-Jacobs, Bawcom-Paulino-Jacobs, Liddi-Miller-Jacobs
PB - Jesus Montero (1)
Seattle Mariners
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Bonderman 1233101 27.00
Brandon Maurer 1100010 0.00
Andrew Carraway 2211100 3.00
Anthony Fernandez 1333220 13.50
D.J. Mitchell 1000110 0.00
Logan Bawcom 1300010 0.00
Chance Ruffin 1211110 4.50
Brian Moran (W,1-0) 1100110 0.00
WP - Andrew Carraway (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Bonderman 17-11, Brandon Maurer 7-5, Andrew Carraway 32-21, Anthony Fernandez 26-15, D.J. Mitchell 14-6, Logan Bawcom 20-10, Chance Ruffin 17-11, Brian Moran 19-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Bonderman 1-2, Brandon Maurer 1-0, Andrew Carraway 3-3, Anthony Fernandez 1-0, D.J. Mitchell 1-0, Logan Bawcom 1-0, Chance Ruffin 1-1, Brian Moran 1-0
Batters Faced - Jeremy Bonderman 6, Brandon Maurer 3, Andrew Carraway 9, Anthony Fernandez 8, D.J. Mitchell 3, Logan Bawcom 5, Chance Ruffin 6, Brian Moran 4
Game Information
Attendance - 3455
Game Time - 3:06
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Dan Bellino, First Base - Tripp Gibson, Second Base - Patrick Mahoney, Third Base - Adam Hamari