"I wanted to get back," Trout said. "I don't like sitting on the bench. Not what I want to do."
Trout, with a .333/.430/.574 slash line and a 40-game on-base streak, was told that if he ran the bases pregame with no pain, he could start at DH. The 22-year-old sprinted from home to third twice and all around the diamond once, and he came out of it feeling good.
Trout then went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, snapping a 40-game on-base streak that was the longest active streak in the Majors and second-longest in team history, but he felt fine.
"My timing's a little off right now," said Trout, who finished 23 games shy of Orlando Cabrera's team record in 2006. "But I feel fine. No pain or nothing."
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