Trout homers again, hits AL-leading 8th blast

April 22nd, 2018

ANAHEIM -- crushed his second home run in as many days in the third inning of the Angels' 4-3 win over the Giants on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.

Trout launched a low 79 mph knuckle-curve from left-hander over the left-center-field fence to tie the game at 2. The blast had an exit velocity of 107 mph and traveled an estimated 415 feet, according to Statcast™.

"Just got a pitch and didn't miss it," Trout said.

Trout now has eight home runs this season, which leads the American League and is tied with the Nationals' for the most in the Majors. Trout, who hit a career-high 41 home runs in 2015, is currently on pace to hit 62 this year.

Trout added a pair of doubles to finish 3-for-4 on Saturday, raising his batting average to .309 through 21 games. He is the first Angel to collect three extra-base hits in a game since accomplished the feat against the Yankees on June 21, 2017.