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#pounditMonday, December 6, 2021

Mike Trout starts Angels’ win with home run, ends game by robbing one (Videos)

Mike Trout book-ended the Angels’ 6-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday with two incredible plays that encapsulate his phenomenal all-around talent. The Angels rookie led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run off reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP winner Justin Verlander, and he recorded the final out by robbing Prince Fielder of a home run in center field.

First, let’s watch Trout homer in his first career at-bat against Justin Verlander on a 1-1 pitch:

Then what looked like a sure home run for Prince Fielder turned into a game-ending out thanks to Trout:

In case you’re keeping count at home, that’s not one, not two, not three, but four home runs he’s robbed this season.

If anyone argues about Trout winning AL MVP this season, please refer them to this post.


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