Trout grand slam, 5 RBIs as Angels beat Cubs 15-3

Trout grand slam, 5 RBIs as Angels beat Cubs 15-3

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By JIM RICHARDS
Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Trout wasted little time in showing off his million-dollar swing.

The young start hit a grand slam onto the berm by the left-field foul pole and drove in five runs Friday in the Los Angeles Angels' 15-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Trout struck out in the first and hit an RBI single that capped a four-run second against Cubs starter Chris Rusin. He hit the grand slam against James McDonald in a nine-run fourth.

Trout agreed Wednesday to a $1 million deal, a record for a one-year major league contract for a player not yet eligible for arbitration who wasn't coming to the big leagues from Japan or Cuba or wasn't required to have a larger amount because of the maximum-cut rule.

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