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LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

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Mike Trout tries to homer in his fourth straight game when the Los Angeles Angels play their series finale at Yankee Stadium. The two-time MVP is coming off his first career game with four extra-base hits — and first five-hit performance — on Saturday night. He will face New York righty Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 4.95 ERA), who has a 1.60 ERA in five lifetime starts against the Angels.

Tanaka was initially lined up to pitch against Japanese countryman Shohei Ohtani, but the two-way rookie sensation was pushed back to manage his workload. Instead, it will be Garrett Richards (4-3, 3.31) getting the ball for...