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Mike Trout completes career All-Star Game cycle with leadoff homer (Video)

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Reigning All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout is picking up right where he left off.

The Angels superstar led off Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic in the most Mike Trout way possible, depositing a 1-2 fastball from Dodgers righty Zack Greinke that caught far too much of the plate into the right field seats at the Great American Ballpark.

Trout became the first player since Bo Jackson in 1989 to lead off an All-Star Game with a homer. No player has ever won back-to-back ASG MVPs since the award came out in 1962, and now it looks like the Milville Meteor is well on his way to making history.

An opposite field home run on a two-strike pitch against the pitcher with the best ERA in baseball this year to kick off an All-Star Game. You know, just Mike Trout things.

Not to mention that the dinger marked the completion of an ultra rare accomplishment for Trout: the career All-Star Game cycle.

Mike Trout: making greatness look routine since 2012.


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