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Trout nails Chirinos at plate in ninth inning

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ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout has been knocked for his arm in the past, but the Angels superstar delivered an incredible 250-foot throw to nail Robinson Chirinos at the plate and prevent the go-ahead run from scoring in the ninth inning of the Halos' game against the Rangers on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

With the score tied at 4, a pair of runners on and two outs, Shin-Soo Choo shot a single to center field, prompting Chirinos to attempt to score from second. Trout fired a no-hop throw to catcher Martin Maldonado, who tagged Chirinos for the final out of the inning.

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ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout has been knocked for his arm in the past, but the Angels superstar delivered an incredible 250-foot throw to nail Robinson Chirinos at the plate and prevent the go-ahead run from scoring in the ninth inning of the Halos' game against the Rangers on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

With the score tied at 4, a pair of runners on and two outs, Shin-Soo Choo shot a single to center field, prompting Chirinos to attempt to score from second. Trout fired a no-hop throw to catcher Martin Maldonado, who tagged Chirinos for the final out of the inning.

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"That throw was incredible," left fielder Cameron Maybin said.

The Rangers challenged the call, but replay showed Chirinos' foot appeared to be elevated as it crossed the plate, leading the umpires to uphold the ruling.

The Angels ultimately fell, 7-5, after the Rangers rallied for three runs in the 10th, but Trout's impressive play still drew plenty of praise from his teammates.

"Did you ever make a better throw than that one?" shortstop Andrelton Simmons asked Trout afterward. "I don't think I've ever seen a better throw."

Trout just laughed.

"It's one of them, for sure," he said. "Obviously, it was a big play in the game. I saw him going around the bases, and I knew I had a shot. Just put it right on the money."

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.

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