Welcome back to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we look back at every home run of Mike Trout’s career, one game at a time. Today brings us to 2014 and a two-homer game for Trout against the rival Astros.
September 13, 2014 was a big time for Trout and the Angels. Trout was putting the finishing touches on his first American League MVP award after second-place finishes in each of his first two full seasons. The Angels had the best record in the American League and were a few days away from clinching the division.
On this Saturday in Anaheim, Jered Weaver opposed Scott Feldman on the mound in what was mostly a pitchers’ duel. Feldman only allowed two runs in his six innings, but both were solo home runs by Trout. Scroll to 8:53 of this video to watch both:
This gave Trout 34 homers on the season, and 96 in his career. But he wasn’t done yet in this game.
Trout doubled in the fifth against Feldman, one of eight career games with at least three extra-base hits. This was the first game for Trout with three extra-base hits against the same pitcher, a feat he’d equal in 2018 against Sonny Gray in a five-hit masterpiece at Yankee Stadium.
In the seventh inning with the Angels up 2-1, the Astros intentionally walked Trout with one out to load the bases, but all three runs were cashed in, helping the Angels to their 93rd win of the season.