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Inglewood group sues to prevent Clippers arena

An Inglewood community group filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the city violated state laws by entering into an exclusive negotiating agreement to develop public land for the Los Angeles Clippers' new stadium.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Scioscia on maximizing Mike Trout's chances to hit with men on base (81 players have more plate appearances with RISP this season): "If we had another Mike to put in front of Mike, we'd be OK." He's used that one before.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout, on getting pitched around: "I'm just looking for my pitch. If it's not there, I'm taking my walks. For me, if I try to expand the strike zone, that's when I get in trouble."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels RF Kole Calhoun, on Mike Trout: "This is not an easy game, and this guy makes it look easier and easier every year. It's a special talent that we're not going to see too many times, so enjoy it now."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels win (5-4 over the D-backs) for only the second time in their last nine games. Mike Trout reached base every time he came to bat and is OPS'ing a Major League-best 1.158.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Even when Mike Trout makes an out, he doesn't. He hit a one-hopper to the second baseman, but the D-backs were called for catcher's interference. He has still made only 7 outs in his last 36 plate appearances.

Calhoun adds to Angels' lead with dinger (0:21)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

That home run had to feel really good for Kole Calhoun. It's his first since Opening Day. He came in with a 153/202/188 slash line and had completely altered his batting stance, with a heavier crouch and lower hands. He told me last night that's basically the position he ends up in after his load; he's just starting there now to simplify the approach and eliminate excess movement. "You gotta change something when you're hitting .145," he said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Correcting an earlier post: Over his last 8 games, Mike Trout has reached base in 27 of his last 36 plate appearances. Even more impressive: He has reached base safely in 22 of his last 27 plate appearances, per the Angels' PR staff.

Three runs score on Trout's single (0:29)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts liked what he saw from Rich Hill on Tuesday.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The D-backs were forced to pitch to Mike Trout because the bases were loaded, and he lined the first pitch he saw into center field, which ultimately brought in three runs. Trout's last 33 plate appearances: 16 hits, 4 home runs, 9 RBIs, 11 walks.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Rich Hill enjoyed his best outing of the 2018 season on the day he was activated from the disabled list. He says that perhaps it was a good thing that he had some time off because he made some key adjustments.

Cubs walk off in 10th on Almora's single (0:37)
Kinsler hammers homer to left (0:18)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine of Mike Trout's last 25 plate appearances have now ended in a walk. There's little reason to pitch to him right now. The man behind him, Justin Upton, entered batting .214 in his last eight games. Behind him is Albert Pujols, with a .285 on-base percentage for the year.

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Overwatch League team the Los Angeles Valiant has launched an advertising campaign with the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Galaxy, the three teams announced on Tuesday. The deal includes co-branded merchandise — some with the Valiant and Kings, the others with the Valiant and Galaxy — as well as fan experiences, such as watch parties that will be hosted throughout Southern California. Tickets for these events, which will take place simultaneously on July 20 in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego, California, will range from $10-15. The Valiant's parent company, Immortals, are invested in by the Kings and Galaxy ownership, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which also owns venues in Los Angeles like the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater (where the Valiant will play beginning in 2020) and others.

Kemp, Roberts, Grandal ejected in win (0:43)