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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