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Mike Trout home run daily: Running roughshod in Atlanta

Trout’s only trip to Atlanta to date came in 2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Today’s daily Mike Trout home run remembrance is an interleague play matchup with the Braves and, to date, Trout’s only career trip to Atlanta.

On June 14, 2014, the Angels and Braves were in the middle game of a weekend series, a game with wild late rallies by both teams.

Trout singled and stole second in the fourth against Gavin Floyd, then homered against him in the sixth, the first of back-to-back shots with Albert Pujols. The home run starts at 3:20 here:

Those home runs gave the Angels a 3-0 lead, expanded to 4-0 when Trout walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning against Anthony Varvaro. The Angels led 5-1 entering the ninth, but saw that lead evaporate thanks to five straight singles against Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning.

Both teams scored a run in the 10th inning, then the Angels erupted for five runs in the 13th against David Hale, the key hit a two-run double by Trout, giving the Angels an 11-6 win.

Trout in his series in Atlanta was 7-for-14 with two home runs, two doubles, five RBI, four runs scored, two walks, and a stolen base. The original 2020 schedule had the Angels headed back to Atlanta from July 3-5, so maybe if baseball restarts again Trout can improve on those numbers against the Braves.