Trout exits finale vs. A's with stomach illness

Trout exits finale vs. A's with stomach illness

OAKLAND -- Mike Trout exited Wednesday's 5-4 win over the A's after four innings, but it wasn't because of an injury -- the Angels' superstar center fielder merely had a stomach illness.

Trout went 1-for-2 with a strikeout and a run scored, and he dropped a fly ball in deep center field before being taken out. Angels ace Jered Weaver has also been feeling under the weather lately, so there may be a bug going around the clubhouse.

Trout, looking like a front-runner for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award, sports a .290/.380/.563 slash line with 35 homers, 110 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.

"We're taking every precaution," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of not letting the virus spread any further. "Guys are washing their hands four to five times a day. We're off tomorrow, so we'll see how Trout rebounds and if he'll play on Friday."

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