Welcome back to the Mike Trout home run daily, where we relive every single home run in Mike Trout’s career, one game at a time. We use a random number generator to determine each day’s game, which brings us today to a 2014 weekend series against the Red Sox.
On August 10, 2014 the Angels were finishing up their series against Boston at home, but this was a Sunday afternoon game that started only 12 hours after the previous night’s game ended.
After 19 innings on Saturday, and the longest game by time (6 hours, 32 minutes) in Angels history, both teams were understandably sluggish to start Sunday’s game. Neither team scored until the eighth inning.
Yoenis Cespedes opened the scoring with a three-run homer in the top of the eighth, then Trout answered with a homer in the bottom of the frame, off Rubby De La Rosa.
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Trout’s home run led off the inning, and was the only run the Angels scored in the game. It was Trout’s 27th home run of the season, and 89th of his career.