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Hit for the cycle? Check. Mike Trout just homered to complete the cycle vs. the Mariners.5/22/2013, 4:40:04 AM
Trout is hitting .293 with nine home runs, 34 RBI, 31 runs and nine stolen bases this season. He's hitting .308 with six home runs, 13 RBI, 14 runs and four stolen bases in May.
The 21-year-old has been phenomenal for the Angels since getting regular playing time last season. In 2012, he batted .326 with 30 home runs, 83 RBI, 129 runs and 49 stolen bases as the AL Rookie of the Year.
Trout's impact on the baseball field was on full display Tuesday. After striking out looking in the first inning, he roared back. First, it was an infield single in the third inning. Then, it was a triple in the fourth. Then, it was a double in the sixth inning.
The second-year pro saved the best for last versus Seattle, homering to center field in the bottom of the eighth to help the Angels on their way to a 12-0 win over their division foes.
Pedro Moura @pedromoura
At 21, Mike Trout is the youngest player to hit for a cycle in 84 years5/22/2013, 4:48:50 AM
And so continues the story of Mike Trout, a true five-tool player whose legend only continues to grow. He's certainly done what he can to help the ailing Angels this season.
Perhaps Trout's wonderful achievement will help rejuvenate the team. Los Angeles is now just 18-27 after the victory—far below expectations, to say the least.
One thing's for sure: If Mike Trout keeps this up, it's going to be difficult for the Angels to lose ballgames. Tack on another accolade for the young star.