June 27, 2012 – Baltimore, MD
Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout stole a homer from Baltimore Orioles’s J.J. Hardy with an outstretched leap right at the wall.
Given the lead in the top of the first inning by Trout’s homerun, Jered Weaver’s 1-1 pitch was hit solidly to straightaway center field. Trout ran straight back, tracking the ball all the way. He timed his leap perfectly and grabbed the ball in the webbing of his glove, hanging on as he crashed into the fence.
The Orioles would score a run in the bottom of the first inning anyways, but that would be the last, as they were clobbered 13-1. Trout went 4-for-6 in the leadoff spot including 3 runs scored.