Clay Buchholz does not need to stray far from the baseball canon when describing otherworldly Angels rookie Mike Trout.

"They call him The Natural on TV, and that's the closet thing that I can say," Buchholz said. "He can run, he can throw, he can hit, hit for power, hit for average. It's fun to watch him play, just not when you're pitching to him."

Trout's talents were fully on display in the Angels' 6-5 victory last night. He led off the first with a mammoth 445-foot homer on Buchholz's second pitch, and then finished his night by lacing the tying single up the middle in the ninth before Torii Hunter's walkoff sacrifice fly.