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Mike Trout home run daily: Staving off a sweep in Milwaukee

A game-tying, 8th-inning shot against the Brewers in 2016

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Welcome to the Mike Trout daily, where we look at every home run in Trout’s career, one game at a time. Our selection today is May 4, 2016, on getaway day in Milwaukee against the Brewers.

The Angels dropped the first two games of the series, falling to 12-15 on the season. The series finale was a Wednesday day game. Down 3-2 in the eighth inning, Trout greeted reliever Tyler Thornburg with an opposite-field shot down the right field line to tie the score.

Scroll to 1:25 to see this specific home run:

From Pedro Moura’s game recap in the Los Angeles Times:

At 349 feet, Trout’s home run was his shortest since June 2014. He did not think he had hit it out. It was a home run by a margin of about a foot. But it was a home run — his seventh of 2016, and, as of now, his most important.

After Trout’s home run, the Angels rallied for three more runs, and tacked on another run in the ninth for a 7-3 win. Trout also tripled and walked in the win, and was 7-for-13 (.538) with two home runs in the series.

This was the seventh home run of the season for Trout, and the 146th of his career.