Trout returns from injury, but Rays beat Angels 2-1 in 10

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jake Faria had about 200 friends and family members in the stands to watch him pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays in a stadium five minutes from his childhood home.

The rest of the Big A crowd had its eyes squarely on Mike Trout in his return from a 39-game injury absence.

Faria and Trout both had solid performances before Brad Miller took care of another win for the Rays.

Trout went 1 for 5 in his first game since May 28, and Miller hit an RBI double in the 10th inning of Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

Trout looked healthy in his first game since May 28, when he tore a ligament in his left thumb sliding headfirst into second base. In his comeback game from the first significant injury of his career , the two-time AL MVP singled in the third inning and promptly stole second - again sliding headfirst, as he promised.

''It was kind of like opening day for me,'' Trout said. ''You take so much time off, and you want to finally get out there in a game. ... I'm not changing the way I play. I'm being aggressive and I'm going to steal bases and slide headfirst.''

Trout came up with two late chances to help the Angels, but grounded out with two runners on to end the seventh before Alex Colome struck him out on three pitches to end it.

''Some at-bats, I felt good,'' Trout said. ''Some at-bats, I didn't. It's just (going to) take a few more at-bats to get me in the rhythm.''

Wilson Ramos got a two-out single in the 10th and scored on Miller's long drive off Cam Bedrosian (2-1).

Brad Boxberger (2-0) pitched the ninth, and Colome earned his 26th save as Tampa Bay won for the seventh time in 10 games. Evan Longoria homered early for the Rays.

Albert Pujols hit his 605th career homer for the Angels, who lost for the sixth time in eight games despite seven innings of two-hit ball from starter Ricky Nolasco.

LOCAL GUY

Faria pitched five-hit ball into the seventh in his hometown. Although less sharp than Nolasco, the 23-year-old rookie was equally effective while escaping big jams in the third and fourth, stranding five runners combined.

''It was weird at first,'' he said. ''I tried to make it feel like it was just any other game, but then being out there in that outfield, and stretching and running just looking up, it was pretty awesome.''

Faria was born and raised in Orange County. His parents had season tickets at the Big A for several years, and he modeled his delivery on longtime Angels ace Jered Weaver while in high school in nearby Cerritos.

''The streets we were taking, I see things that I see every day in the offseason,'' he said. ''This morning I went to breakfast with my brother and my dad. That's just not normal stuff for me. It was kind of tough to make it feel like a normal day, but it was awesome.''

He only left nine tickets for his group, but his dad bought about 60, and his stepdad picked up 30 more. Every inning when he left the mound, Faria saw another friend waving at him behind the Rays' dugout.

''When he walked off the mound, it felt like we were at a Rays game, not an Angels game,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

BIG FLY

Pujols connected on a long shot to left-center in the second for his 14th homer of the season. He is closing in on Sammy Sosa's 609 career homers for eighth place in major league history.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney threw 30 pitches in a game in Arizona, 377 days after Tommy John surgery, as he noted on Twitter. He is likely to pitch at least two more times in Arizona before moving forward. ... LHP Tyler Skaggs will pitch in Arizona on Monday. He has a strained oblique muscle.

UP NEXT

Rays: Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.75 ERA) surged into the break, going 3-1 with a 2.38 ERA in his final six starts. The right-hander has one win in five previous starts against the Angels.

Angels: J.C. Ramirez (8-7, 4.46 ERA), a reliever for most of his career, improbably led Los Angeles in victories before the All-Star break. He beat the Rays at Tropicana Field in May, tossing 6 2/3 innings of six-hit ball.

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  • W: B. Boxberger (2-0)L: C. Bedrosian (2-1)S: A. Colome (26)
  • HR: TB - E. Longoria (13), LAA - A. Pujols (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Smith CF-LF30000100.325.399.415.8131.0
C. Dickerson DH40000021.308.351.542.893-1.0
E. Longoria 3B41211000.261.319.440.7588.0
L. Morrison 1B40000011.254.363.556.919-0.5
S. Souza RF30000110.268.368.495.8630.5
W. Ramos C41100022.243.293.541.8331.0
B. Miller 2B40110000.211.353.342.6953.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000011.255.266.330.596-0.5
S. Peterson LF30000010.246.319.410.729-0.5
P. Bourjos CF00000000.242.294.432.7260.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Maybin LF40000004.242.345.375.7210.0
    K. Calhoun RF30000110.240.318.377.6951.5
    M. Trout CF50100012.333.455.7261.1812.5
    A. Pujols DH41111012.241.288.395.6825.5
    Y. Escobar 3B40100010.284.342.411.7530.5
    A. Simmons SS40100011.289.340.439.7791.5
    L. Valbuena 1B40000013.181.261.311.572-0.5
    M. Maldonado C40100003.251.312.409.7211.0
    N. Franklin 2B30000101.186.275.289.5641.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Longoria (23), B. Miller (5)
      • HR - E. Longoria (13)
      • RBI - E. Longoria (54), B. Miller (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (15), B. Miller (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Simmons (22)
      • HR - A. Pujols (14)
      • RBI - A. Pujols (55)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Trout (11)
      • CS - C. Maybin (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Miller (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Faria6.25112412.000.9815.0
      A. Kolarek0.00000004.151.150.0
      T. Hunter1.10000102.031.053.5
      B. Boxberger (W, 2-0)1.00000000.000.6010.0
      A. Colome (S, 26)1.00000103.671.3210.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Faria6.2
      A. Kolarek0.0
      T. Hunter1.1
      B. Boxberger (W, 2-0)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 26)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Nolasco7.02112614.821.3522.0
      B. Parker1.00000002.520.973.0
      B. Norris1.00000102.171.023.5
      C. Bedrosian (L, 2-1)1.02110102.120.94-4.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Nolasco7.0
      B. Parker1.0
      B. Norris1.0
      C. Bedrosian (L, 2-1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Faria (3)
      • HBP - J. Faria (4), A. Kolarek
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 110-68, A. Kolarek 1-0, T. Hunter 11-8, B. Boxberger 12-8, A. Colome 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 7-9, T. Hunter 2-1, B. Boxberger 3-0, A. Colome 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Faria 28, A. Kolarek, T. Hunter 4, B. Boxberger 3, A. Colome 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Bedrosian (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Nolasco 98-62, B. Parker 5-4, B. Norris 9-6, C. Bedrosian 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Nolasco 7-7, B. Parker 2-1, B. Norris 2-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Nolasco 24, B. Parker 3, B. Norris 3, C. Bedrosian 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Smith CF-LF30000100.325.399.415.8131.0
      C. Dickerson DH40000021.308.351.542.893-1.0
      E. Longoria 3B41211000.261.319.440.7588.0
      L. Morrison 1B40000011.254.363.556.919-0.5
      S. Souza RF30000110.268.368.495.8630.5
      W. Ramos C41100022.243.293.541.8331.0
      B. Miller 2B40110000.211.353.342.6953.0
      A. Hechavarria SS40000011.255.266.330.596-0.5
      S. Peterson LF30000010.246.319.410.729-0.5
      P. Bourjos CF00000000.242.294.432.7260.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        C. Maybin LF40000004.242.345.375.7210.0
        K. Calhoun RF30000110.240.318.377.6951.5
        M. Trout CF50100012.333.455.7261.1812.5
        A. Pujols DH41111012.241.288.395.6825.5
        Y. Escobar 3B40100010.284.342.411.7530.5
        A. Simmons SS40100011.289.340.439.7791.5
        L. Valbuena 1B40000013.181.261.311.572-0.5
        M. Maldonado C40100003.251.312.409.7211.0
        N. Franklin 2B30000101.186.275.289.5641.0
        Total3515112616-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Longoria (23), B. Miller (5)
          • HR - E. Longoria (13)
          • RBI - E. Longoria (54), B. Miller (18)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Longoria (15), B. Miller (6)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Simmons (22)
          • HR - A. Pujols (14)
          • RBI - A. Pujols (55)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Trout (11)
          • CS - C. Maybin (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - B. Miller (10)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Faria6.25112412.000.9815.0
          A. Kolarek0.00000004.151.150.0
          T. Hunter1.10000102.031.053.5
          B. Boxberger (W, 2-0)1.00000000.000.6010.0
          A. Colome (S, 26)1.00000103.671.3210.5
          Total10.0511261---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Faria6.2
          A. Kolarek0.0
          T. Hunter1.1
          B. Boxberger (W, 2-0)1.0
          A. Colome (S, 26)1.0
          Total10.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Nolasco7.02112614.821.3522.0
          B. Parker1.00000002.520.973.0
          B. Norris1.00000102.171.023.5
          C. Bedrosian (L, 2-1)1.02110102.120.94-4.5
          Total10.0422281---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Nolasco7.0
          B. Parker1.0
          B. Norris1.0
          C. Bedrosian (L, 2-1)1.0
          Total10.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Faria (3)
          • HBP - J. Faria (4), A. Kolarek
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Faria 110-68, A. Kolarek 1-0, T. Hunter 11-8, B. Boxberger 12-8, A. Colome 8-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Faria 7-9, T. Hunter 2-1, B. Boxberger 3-0, A. Colome 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Faria 28, A. Kolarek, T. Hunter 4, B. Boxberger 3, A. Colome 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Bedrosian (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Nolasco 98-62, B. Parker 5-4, B. Norris 9-6, C. Bedrosian 21-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Nolasco 7-7, B. Parker 2-1, B. Norris 2-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Nolasco 24, B. Parker 3, B. Norris 3, C. Bedrosian 5
          • 10TH INNING
            Miller doubled to deep right center, Ramos scored21
          • 2ND INNING
            Pujols homered to center11
          • 1ST INNING
            Longoria homered to left center10
          • 10TH INNING
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Bud Norris
            • L. Morrison: Morrison lined out to shortstop
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Souza flied out to right
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramos singled to left
            • B. Miller: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Miller doubled to deep right center, Ramos scored
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Miller to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 10th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Colome relieved Brad Boxberger
            • Peter Bourjos in center
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin lined out to third
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 9TH INNING
            • Bud Norris relieved Blake Parker
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to pitcher
            • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brad Boxberger relieved Tommy Hunter
            • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Valbuena grounded out to first
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado grounded out to pitcher
            • N. Franklin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Franklin grounded out to first
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Blake Parker relieved Ricky Nolasco
            • B. Miller: Miller flied out to left
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike swinging, Hechavarria grounded out to third
            • S. Peterson: Peterson grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Hunter Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar grounded out to third
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Longoria doubled to deep left
            • L. Morrison: Foul, Foul, Morrison flied out to deep right, Longoria to third
            • S. Souza: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Souza walked
            • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ramos grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Souza out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Maldonado singled to right
            • N. Franklin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Franklin popped out to third
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Maldonado out at second
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Jacob Faria
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun hit by pitch, Maybin to second
            • Tommy Hunter relieved Adam Kolarek
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • S. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith lined out to center
            • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Escobar flied out to deep right
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
            • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valbuena grounded out to catcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ramos struck out looking
            • B. Miller: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Miller grounded out to first
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria lined out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
            • M. Trout: Trout fouled out to first
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • E. Longoria: Longoria popped out to first
            • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Morrison struck out looking
            • S. Souza: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Escobar singled to center
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Simmons reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Escobar to second on 2nd baseman Miller fielding error
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Maldonado flied out to left
            • N. Franklin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar to third, Simmons to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Franklin walked
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin lined out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • A. Hechavarria: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Peterson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Peterson grounded out to second
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
            • C. Dickerson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Dickerson flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • N. Franklin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Franklin grounded out to second
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maybin hit by pitch
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Maybin caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Trout singled to center, Calhoun to third
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Trout stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • S. Souza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Souza grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Ramos struck out on foul tip
            • B. Miller: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Miller grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols homered to center
            • Y. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Simmons doubled to left center
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Valbuena flied out to deep right, Simmons to third
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado flied out to deep center
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Nolasco Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith lined out to shortstop
            • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
            • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria homered to left center
            • L. Morrison: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morrison grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Faria Pitching:
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin lined out to center
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to second
            • M. Trout: Ball, Trout flied out to deep center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)