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Mike Trout home run daily: On base all the time

Trout taking John Danks deep, back in 2016

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

Hello again from the Mike Trout home run daily, where we look back at all the home runs Mike Trout has hit in his career — 288 in all, counting the regular season, playoffs, and All-Star Games — one game at a time. We use a random number generator, and today brings us to a game in which a home run was only part of the story for Trout.

On April 21, 2016 the Angels were finishing off a 10-game road trip in Chicago, with Jered Weaver starting for the Halos and John Danks for the White Sox.

Trout walked in the first inning and singled in the third, but was stranded both times. The game remained scoreless until the sixth, when Trout batted with two outs and Andrelton Simmons on first base.

The two-run shot to left center traveled an estimated 440 feet.

It was the second home run of the season for Trout, and his 141st career homer. It was his only home run against Danks in 13 career plate appearances.

Trout in his career has reached base at least four times in a game 102 timed. Seven of those games have been against the White Sox.

Trout hit .333/.442/.556 with two home runs, two doubles, and seven runs scored on the road trip.