Angels OF Trout leaves game against Astros in 2nd

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout dives for and barely misses a double by Seattle Mariners' James Jones in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has left early because of more trouble with his back.

Trout exited in the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Houston. He had missed the previous two games with stiffness in his upper back.

Trout started in center field against the Astros and struck out in the first inning. He was replaced by Collin Cowgill in the middle of the second inning.

Trout entered the game hitting .294 with 11 homes and 38 RBIs.

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