Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, rounds second after hitting a solo home run as Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman walks back to the mound during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Ter
Mark J. Terrill
August 07, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout has homered on his birthday for the third time.

Trout celebrated his 24th birthday by hitting his major league-leading 33rd homer in the first inning of the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

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.

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