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Trout Walkoff Home Run Downs Astros, 7-6

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Collin Cowgill grounds out but knocks in a run against the Houston Astros on July 4th. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

Collin Cowgill grounds out but knocks in a run against the Houston Astros on July 4th. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout homered leading off the ninth inning after the Los Angeles Angels twice rallied to tie the game, giving them a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

Trout sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp over the wall in left field and charged into a celebratory mob at home plate. Teammate Erick Aybar doused Trout with a blue sports drink, staining his white uniform, and fans chanted “MVP! MVP!”

It was Trout’s second career walkoff hit, both of them homers.

Joe Smith (3-0) got the victory for the Angels, who have won eight in a row at home for the first time in nearly nine years.

Sipp (1-1) took the loss for the Astros, who dropped their fifth in a row.

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