Mike Trout sets career high RBIs, grand slam


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TORONTO — Mike Trout has been on fire at the plate in recent weeks and kept it up against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, absolutely crushing two home runs, including a grand slam off right-hander Aaron Sanchez in the fourth inning.
Trout’s first homer came in the second on a

TORONTO — Mike Trout has been on fire at the plate in recent weeks and kept it up against the Blue Jays on Wednesday, absolutely crushing two home runs, including a grand slam off right-hander Aaron Sanchez in the fourth inning.

Trout’s first homer came in the second on a 3-2 fastball from Sanchez and was hammered a projected 420 feet, per Statcast. The two-run shot had an exit velocity of 111.3 mph and clanked off the façade of the third-deck suites in left field.

His go-ahead grand slam also came on a fastball, but earlier in the count, when he smacked an 0-1 fastball that was located up in the zone. This one was hit nearly as hard at 111 mph off the bat and traveled a projected 434 feet, per Statcast. Trout now has a career-high nine homers with an exit velocity of at least 110 mph since Statcast was introduced in 2015.

The two homers gave Trout 22 blasts on the year and marked his 16th career multi-homer game. It was the sixth grand slam of his career. It also helped him establish a career high with six RBIs. Trout has now hit 10 homers over his past 19 games and four in his past four games.

Rhett Bollinger covers the Angels for MLB.com. He previously covered the Twins from 2011-18. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.



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