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By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout believes he doesn't deserve the AL Most Valuable Player award if his team isn't in the playoffs.
After another lost season for his Los Angeles Angels, Trout is hoping he'll be worthy of bigger honors next October.
The Angels finished 78-84, posting their lowest win total in a decade and just their fourth losing record in manager Mike Scioscia's 14 seasons. Los Angeles hasn't made the playoffs since 2009, and the big-budget club never even contended this season.
The 22-year-old Trout is one of the game's best players in just his second full major league campaign.
But Trout also has never been to the postseason, and he's currently a gem surrounded by mismatched spare parts on an aging, expensive roster.

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