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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)
Farmer double in 9th gives Dodgers the win (0:29)
Pederson hits leadoff homer for Dodgers (0:20)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal joined draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. O'Neal said the look on the teens' faces reminded him of how he felt when he saw Julius Erving and David Robinson as a child and teen. "I understand the look so I just try to give them the key ingredients to make," O'Neal said. "It's the same thing I did. It ain't no rocket science on how to get here. For me it was, listen to my mom and dad, work hard and believe. That's it…. I followed those three principles and they got me to this point thus far."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaren Jackson Jr. joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney. "It's great, it's really special because that's exactly what I would want if I was in high school," Jackson Jr. said of speaking to the teens. ".... We're still growing just like them, we're learning new things just like them. Instead of us being some executive or something like that, we can relate to them." Jackson Jr. has worked out for the Hawks and Suns and is expected to be selected within the top five picks on Thursday.