Stat Line of the Night — 5/21/2013 — Mike Trout
During his rookie season in the Major Leagues, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout put together quite the impressive resume, earning AL Rookie of the Year honors and finishing second to Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in AL MVP voting. And he has added yet another achievement to that list just two months into his sophomore season, as he became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle during last night’s game against the Seattle Mariners.
Trout kicked off his evening by striking out in his first at bat, but he would follow that up with an infield single in the third, an RBI triple in the fourth, a base-clearing double in the sixth and a solo home run in the eighth to cap off the cycle and the Angels’ 12-0 victory.
Trout finished the evening going 4-for-5 at the dish with two runs scored and five RBIs. He is the third youngest player in MLB history to hit for the cycle, and the first L.A. Angel to do so since Chone Figgins did it back in 2006. It was quite the accomplishment for the 21-year-old phenom, and it earns him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.