Our daily look at every Mike Trout home run brings us to June 25, 2016, in a division battle at Angel Stadium.
Trout was 3-for-5 in this game, and was in the midst of a white-hot stretch, with eight multi-hit a nine-game hit streak that saw him go 20-for-37 (.541) with a .605 on-base percentage. Our home run in question came against the A’s in Anaheim, the final game of a three-game sweep by Oakland.
After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, Kole Calhoun and Trout hit back-to-back home runs off Dillon Overton to square things up again in the bottom of the inning.
This was Overton’s major league debut, and three batters in he allowed two home runs. But Overton lasted into the sixth inning and picked up the win. Overton allowed a third home run later in the game, a milestone for Albert Pujols. From Pedro Moura’s game recap in the LA Times:
Pujols’ 574th home run pushed him ahead of Harmon Killebrew for 11th on MLB’s all-time home run list. It was his second homer in as many nights. He had not hit a home run since June 5 until Friday.
The home run for Trout was his 15th of the season, and his 154th career home run. It tied Bobby Grich for seventh-most home runs in Angels history.