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Betts is AL MVP, Mike Trout is second

MOOKIE BETTS (left) of the Boston Red Sox was announced as the American League Most Valuable player on Thursday, with the Angels’ Mike Trout finishing second for the fourth time (Flickr/Keith Allison).

Mike Trout finished second behind Boston’s Mookie Betts in the American League Most Valuable Player results announced on Thursday.

The Angel outfielder took second place for the fourth time. He has been named MVP of the league twice, thus placing first or second for six out of seven seasons.

Trout hit .312 with 39 home runs, 79 RBIs, 101 runs scored and 24 stolen bases.

Betts hit .346 with 129 runs scored, 47 doubles, 32 home runs and 30 stolen bases. Jose Ramirez of Cleveland finished third. In the National League, Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers took the MVP crown.

Ducks busted against the Golden Knights

The Anaheim Ducks were defeated 5-0 by the Las Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday night at Honda Center.

The loss dropped their record to 8-9-3 (worth 19 points, tied for fourth in the NHL Pacific Division), while the visitors improved to 8-10-1.

Cody Eakin scored two goals for the Knights, while Marc Andre-Fleury had 29 saves. For the Ducks, Ryan Miller had 11 saves and John Gibson 9.

Anaheim is next in action on Friday hosting the Colorado Avalanche.

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