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Mike Trout home run daily: Snapping a slump

A Trout home run in Baltimore in 2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Welcome back to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we look back at every single home run of Mike Trout’s career, one game at a time. We use a random number generator to pick each day’s game.

Today’s contest came midway through 2013, Trout’s second season, and the Angels were starting a series at Camden Yards against the Orioles. A pitching duel between Jered Weaver and Freddy Garcia.

Trout got the scoring started with an opposite field shot in the third inning. Scroll to 2:37 of this video to see:

This was the 11th home run of the season for Trout, and 46th of his career.

It also snapped a slump, which is a relative term. Trout hadn’t hit a home run in his previous 16 games, the fourth-longest homerless streak of his career, though he still managed to hit .313/.365/.448 during his “slump” thanks to seven doubles and a triple during that span.

There were 78 plate appearances between home runs for Trout, but he showed he could still be quite productive even without going deep.