BALTIMORE—Even if 19-year-old Mike Trout hits hundreds of home runs during his big league career, he will never forget the first.
Everything went right for Trout on Sunday, whose three-run drive in the eighth inning helped secure a 9-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
With family and friends in attendance, Trout hit a 3-1 pitch from Mark Worrell into the left field seats to turn a 3-2 lead into a four-run cushion. He got the silent treatment upon returning to the dugout before being mobbed by his teammates.
“It was just awesome out there,” said Trout, the youngest player in the majors. “It’s definitely special. I think it’s my parents’ first home run they’ve seen in pro ball that I hit in a game.”
I’m seriously resisting the urge to deploy one of several fish-based puns.
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