Mike Trout Takes MLB Home Run Lead With Absolute No-Doubter

Apr 23, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases.
Apr 23, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout reached 10 home runs before anyone else in MLB this season after he smashed a 417-foot homer during Wednesday's home game vs. the Baltimore Orioles.

This one was the hardest he's hit all season, too, at 114.5 mph against Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer. The fastball was thrown at 90 mph.

Atlanta Braves slugger Marcell Ozuna now trails Trout with nine home runs on the year. There's an early battle between the two MLB stars for the home run chase. Trout, a three-time MVP winner, has never captured the home run crown his career, but he has his sights set on it early in the season.

Trout sparked a rally witih his solo blast. Two batters later, left fielder Taylor Ward also hit a two-run homer to give the Angels three runs in the inning.

Trout also made home run headlines on Tuesday after he hit his first leadoff homer since the 2012 season.


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