Angels' Mike Trout homers on his birthday for the 3rd time
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout has homered on his birthday for the third time.
Angels fans serenaded Trout with a chorus of ''Happy Birthday to You'' in the top of the first inning, and he acknowledged them with a wave.
The reigning AL MVP then connected against Kevin Gausman, sending a drive to the fake rock pile beyond left-center field at the Big A.
Trout also homered on his birthday in 2012 and 2013. He went 0 for 3 last season on Aug. 7.
Trout's homer was his 131st. Only Eddie Mathews, Mel Ott and Ken Griffey Jr. hit more before their 24th birthdays.