Trout, the Angels' best player, is expected to bring a large crowd in Philadelphia.

Angels star Mike Trout is expected to have a large fan base at Citizens Bank Park for the series against the Phillies this weekend.

Trout hails from Millville, New Jersey, about an hour's drive from Philadelphia. The three-time MVP, now 30 years old and in his 12th major league season

has only played two games in Philadelphia, the last in 2014 after Los Angeles' scheduled series there in 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Trout talked about how much he enjoys coming to the neighbourhood where he grew up, whether it's to talk to fans about his favourite Eagles or run across old friends at the Wawa convenience store.

"Going back is quite special," he remarked.

Trout was struck by a pitch in the left arm in the ninth inning on Thursday night and appeared to be in a lot of pain, but he stayed in the game.

Los Angeles didn't get a baserunner until the eighth inning against Jameson Taillon, and the Angels lost 2-1 as the Yankees completed a doubleheader sweep

giving them their longest losing streak since 2019.

Meanwhile, Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to continue their winning streak by snapping one of their own.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Angels have won 12 straight games against Philadelphia,

the greatest active winning streak by any big league team against a single opponent and the longest such victory streak in the history of interleague play.