OAKLAND – Mike Trout, playing in his first regular-season game under his record $ 426.5 million contract, had an injury scare on the most routine of plays in the Los Angeles Angels' season opener against the Oakland Athletics.
Ramon Laureano on his eighth-inning single, Trout limped off the bag following his slide and examined by team trainers. He stayed in the game.
Trout had earlier torn the skin on his right shoulder while sliding into the same base in the fourth inning – "I got a good raspberry," he said wound with a pad.
Reigning home run champion Khris Davis went deep for the second time this season, and Marcus Semien added a solo shot to the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Thursday for their first win of the season.
"Had a little bit of compression on my calf [from the pad]and my calf cramped up a little bit," Trout said. "That's what scared me." But it's all good now. I'm fine. Other than that, I got a strawberry. That's it. "
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Mike Fiers (1-1) has one of three walks, one hit batter and two strikeouts in six shutout innings. Marcus Semien and Khris Davis had solo home runs for Oakland, with Davis shot landing in the second deck of left field.
Angels right-hander Trevor Cahill (0-1) gave four runs in six innings on six hits, four walks and three strikeouts. [19659002The27-year-oldTroutatwo-timeAmericanLeaguemostvaluableplayerandfour-timerunner-upforMVPsignedhis12-yearextensionthataveragesmorethan$355millionperyearonMarch20