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C.J. Cron homered twice to win Phoenix Suns season tickets

Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 29: Albert Pujols #5, Kole Calhoun #56 and Manager Mike Scioscia congratulate C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a solo homerun during the eighth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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Angels first baseman C.J. Cron had gone 11 days since his last homer, so his teammate Mike Trout made him a deal: hit two homers in last night’s game against the the Athletics, and Trout would buy him Arizona Cardinals season tickets. Cron, who lives in Phoenix during the offseason, asked for Phoenix Suns tickets instead. Trout said it was a deal.

In his first at bat of the game Cron took Athletics’ starter Chris Smith deep. Then, in the eighth inning, Cron did it again, this time off of Michael Brady. Looks like Trout has to pay up now. From the L.A. Times:

“I’ll try to get them on the floor or something,” Cron said. “I think I just won a couple thousand bucks there. And I’ll be going to all the games. Pretty cool.”

Trout missed his second straight game with a stiff neck. At least he’s still helping the team via inspiration and/or bribery. That’s MVP stuff right there.

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