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OC Register: Mike Trout belts 2 homers, including a grand slam, in Angels’ victory


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TORONTO — If he didn’t know it already, Aaron Sanchez is now sure that there’s not a good part of the strike zone to pitch Mike Trout.

Hitting pitches at the top and bottom of the zone, Trout blasted two home runs against Sanchez, powering the Angels to an 11-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

Trout’s second homer was a fourth-inning grand slam that put the Angels on top for good, leading them to their seventh victory in nine games. The Angels (38-37) are now over .500 for the first time since they were 8-7.

Trout drove in seven runs for the first time in his career, thanks to his sixth career grand slam. It was also his 16th multi-homer game. He had three chances at the first three-homer game of his career, but he hit a flyout to the warning track in the sixth and struck out in the eighth. With the bases loaded again in the ninth, he smoked a 112 mph line drive single into left, driving in one more run.

Trout has now hit 10 homers in his last 19 games, giving him 22 on the season.

The Angels had just taken a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Tommy La Stella RBI double when Trout came to the plate. Trout worked the count full and Sanchez threw him a fastball at the top of the zone and Trout crushed it 420 feet, clanking it off the window of a restaurant above the second deck in left field.

When Trout came up again in the fourth, with the bases loaded and no outs, Sanchez got ahead of him with a first-pitch curveball for a called strike. He then threw a fastball at the knees and Trout golfed it 434 feet over the fence in center, for a grand slam.

Although the Trout-fueled offense gave him a cushion, Andrew Heaney could not even make it through the fourth inning.

Heaney allowed a three-run homer to Rowdy Tellez in the second, tying the score after Trout had given the Angels a 3-0 lead in the top of the inning.

In the fourth, just after Trout had hit his grand slam to make it 7-3, Heaney walked the first two batters. He still might have escaped that inning if shortstop Luís Rengifo had not bobbled a routine double play. Instead, Heaney gave up a two-out, two-run single to Eric Sogard, ending his night with five runs on the board.

Relievers Noé Ramírez, Taylor Cole, Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson collaborated on the final 16 outs, allowing one run.

More to come on this story.

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