Today’s Mike Trout home run was a dramatic one for the Angels, a game-tying shot in the ninth inning against the Athletics on April 15, 2014.
Trout got things started in this one with an RBI double in the first inning, and later scored in the inning. This back-and-forth game saw the Angels trail 9-7 entering the ninth, when Kole Calhoun doubled to lead off the frame. That brought Trout to the plate against Sean Doolittle.
Trout took the A’s closer out to left center field, tying the game at 9-9.
The home run was Trout’s fifth home run of the season, and 67th of his career. Through 14 games, Trout’s five home runs is surpassed only four times in Angels history, the last by Troy Glaus in 2001.
Oakland scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning, but Trout reached on an infield single in the bottom of the inning, then stole second base with one out. But ground outs by Raul Ibanez and Howie Kendrick ended the game, a 10-9 Oakland win.