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Trout mired in career-worst 0-for-19 slump

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The Los Angeles Angels have lost three straight games and their best player isn't hitting.

All-star outfielder Mike Trout hasn't recorded a hit in his last 19 at-bats, a career-worst stretch. His last hit came on May 11, dropping the 26-year-old's batting average to .290.

"It's just timing," Trout said after Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Maria Guardado of "I'm just late right now. Obviously, my results aren't there, but my last at-bat felt better, so work off that."

Trout remains one of the league's best hitters, and is atop Baseball Reference's WAR leaderboard. His play inspired ESPN's Sam Miller to write that Trout is on pace for the greatest season in MLB history.

Still, it's an uncharacteristic stretch of futility for the superstar slugger. Since going 3-for-5 against the Seattle Mariners on May 6, the last time he hit a home run, Trout is hitting .100/.325/.100.

He may not be hitting, but Trout is getting on base. Even while swinging a cold bat he's an intimidating out with a .325 OBP. He's drawn nine walks in his last 10 games, all of which were unintentional.

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