Results differ as Hamilton, Trout return

The reunion of Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout in the Angels outfield was short-lived, for now. Jeff Gross/Getty Images

A pair of Los Angeles Angels outfielders returned from injury to the lineup Tuesday in Houston, but only one of them lasted the entire game, and it’s not the one who was selected first -- or second, in theory, I suppose -- in nearly every fantasy draft. That’s right, Josh Hamilton is back with the team after missing nearly two months with a thumb injury suffered on a headfirst slide at the end of the opening week. Hamilton homered off lefty Tony Sipp in three at-bats and drew a walk, and his lofty batting average -- now in nine games -- slipped from .444 to .433.