Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals 6-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one.

Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night.

The first-inning blast off Royals starter Jakob Junis (3-5) was also his second-longest since Statcast began measuring them in 2015 and the third-longest in the majors this season.

''I didn't see it land. I stopped watching,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''As soon as he hit it, I knew it was gone.''

Shohei Ohtani also went deep and Griffin Canning pitched seven shutout innings as the Angels got their fourth win in five games this season against the Royals.

Ohtani's two-run homer to right in the sixth was his second of the season. Last season's AL Rookie of the Year missed the first 34 games following Tommy John surgery.

After going hitless in first seven at-bats, Ohtani has gone 12 for 35 with two home runs and has a six-game hitting streak.

''I'm getting better each at-bat I get. It is not 100, but getting closer and closer,'' Ohtani said through a translator.

Canning (2-1) is only the second Angels starter to go at least seven innings, which is worst in the majors. The rookie right-hander retired the first 12 Royals he faced and allowed three hits with five strikeouts. Ty Buttrey worked the final 1 2/3 innings for his second save.

''I wasn't being super tentative and let my stuff work in the zone,'' he said.

After Trout's homer, the Angels added another run in the second when Kole Calhoun led off with a double and scored on Jonathan Lucroy's single.

Los Angeles added three in the sixth. Trout walked with one out before Ohtani clubbed a two-run shot over the right field wall for his first home run at Angels Stadium this season. Andrelton Simmons followed with a double to left and advanced to third on a throwing error. He scored on Calhoun's sacrifice fly to center to make it 5-0.

Kansas City got on the board with three in the eighth off Taylor Cole. Whit Merrifield had a two-run double and scored on Adalberto Mondesi's bloop single.

Lucroy, who had two hits, singled in Simmons in the eighth inning to extend the Angels' lead to three runs.

Junis also went seven innings and yielded five runs (four earned) on six hits with six strikeouts.

''I thought he threw the ball well. He's just not pitching with a lot of luck right now,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said of Junis. ''Every once in a while, you will throw a fastball down the middle and they will either foul it off or pop it up. That isn't happening. Just got burned on a couple of mistakes.''

TRACKING TROUT

Trout joins Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Juan Gonzalez, Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez as the only AL players to hit 250 or more home runs before their age 28 season.

He is also the 13th player to accomplish that milestone overall. Teammate Albert Pujols, Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Andruw Jones and Giancarlo Stanton reached it while playing in the NL.

Eight of Trout's 10 homers this season have come at home. The tape-measure shot fell 4 feet shy of his career best, which came at Coors Field off Colorado's Chris Rusin in 2015.

ROUGH STARTS

Junis has allowed nine runs in the first inning 10 starts this season. Teams are hitting .333 against him in the opening frame (14 for 42), including four home runs.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: Kansas City has requested release waivers on Frank Schwindel, who was designated for assignment Tuesday. Schwindel was the opening day first baseman but had just one hit in 15 at-bats in six games. There is a possibility he could be re-signed to a minor league contract.

Angels: OF Justin Upton (turf toe) is doing some throwing and hitting, but the only running he is doing is on a treadmill. He is eligible to come off the 60-day injured list near the end of the month but said that it will ''be a while'' before he returns.

UP NEXT

Royals: LHP Danny Duffy (2-1, 3.97 ERA) has won his last two starts. He is 2-2 in seven career outings against the Angels, including a 5-1 loss on April 26 when he allowed three runs on five hits in five innings.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (4-3, 5.05 ERA) has won three of his four starts since returning from the injured list (left ankle sprain). Teams have a .268 batting average against him, which is the highest among LA's starting staff.

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  • W: G. Canning (2-1)L: J. Junis (3-5)S: T. Buttrey (2)
  • HR: LAA - M. Trout (10), S. Ohtani (2)
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N. Lopez 2B40000012.300.391.450.841-0.5
A. Mondesi SS40110011.276.313.481.7940.5
A. Gordon LF30100100.291.383.525.9082.0
H. Dozier 3B30100100.305.398.576.9742.0
J. Soler RF40100024.254.311.497.8080.0
R. O'Hearn 1B40000023.188.305.344.648-1.0
M. Maldonado C41100002.188.286.248.5342.0
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    Z. Cozart 3B00000000.136.189.160.3490.0
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    D. Fletcher 3B-2B30100011.306.346.438.7840.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield 2 (12)
      • RBI - W. Merrifield 2 (22), A. Mondesi (37)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Mondesi, J. Soler 2 (2), R. O'Hearn, M. Maldonado 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Simmons (13), K. Calhoun (10), J. Lucroy (5)
      • HR - M. Trout (10), S. Ohtani (2)
      • SF - K. Calhoun (2)
      • RBI - M. Trout (27), S. Ohtani 2 (8), K. Calhoun (26), J. Lucroy 2 (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Goodwin 2 (2), D. Fletcher
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - A. Mondesi (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Goodwin (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Dozier)
      • E - A. Gordon
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Junis (L, 3-5)7.06542625.691.507.0
      J. Diekman1.01111103.320.950.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Junis (L, 3-5)7.0
      J. Diekman1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Canning (W, 2-1)7.03001503.801.0829.5
      T. Cole0.14330104.911.23-6.5
      T. Buttrey (S, 2)1.21001300.760.979.5
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Canning (W, 2-1)7.0
      T. Cole0.1
      T. Buttrey (S, 2)1.2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Diekman (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Junis 99-61, J. Diekman 24-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Junis 8-6, J. Diekman 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Junis 28, J. Diekman 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 93-60, T. Cole 20-13, T. Buttrey 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 7-9, T. Buttrey 1-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Canning 25, T. Cole 5, T. Buttrey 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      N. Lopez 2B40000012.300.391.450.841-0.5
      A. Mondesi SS40110011.276.313.481.7940.5
      A. Gordon LF30100100.291.383.525.9082.0
      H. Dozier 3B30100100.305.398.576.9742.0
      J. Soler RF40100024.254.311.497.8080.0
      R. O'Hearn 1B40000023.188.305.344.648-1.0
      M. Maldonado C41100002.188.286.248.5342.0
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        S. Ohtani DH41121021.286.362.429.7906.0
        A. Simmons SS31100010.306.332.428.7593.5
        K. Calhoun RF31110002.240.320.494.8144.0
        J. Lucroy C40220020.270.333.452.7864.0
        B. Goodwin LF40000003.301.371.474.8452.0
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          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Merrifield 2 (12)
          • RBI - W. Merrifield 2 (22), A. Mondesi (37)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Mondesi, J. Soler 2 (2), R. O'Hearn, M. Maldonado 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Simmons (13), K. Calhoun (10), J. Lucroy (5)
          • HR - M. Trout (10), S. Ohtani (2)
          • SF - K. Calhoun (2)
          • RBI - M. Trout (27), S. Ohtani 2 (8), K. Calhoun (26), J. Lucroy 2 (21)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Goodwin 2 (2), D. Fletcher
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - A. Mondesi (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Goodwin (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Dozier)
          • E - A. Gordon
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Junis (L, 3-5)7.06542625.691.507.0
          J. Diekman1.01111103.320.950.5
          Total8.0765372---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Junis (L, 3-5)7.0
          J. Diekman1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Canning (W, 2-1)7.03001503.801.0829.5
          T. Cole0.14330104.911.23-6.5
          T. Buttrey (S, 2)1.21001300.760.979.5
          Total9.0833290---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Canning (W, 2-1)7.0
          T. Cole0.1
          T. Buttrey (S, 2)1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Diekman (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Junis 99-61, J. Diekman 24-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Junis 8-6, J. Diekman 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Junis 28, J. Diekman 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 93-60, T. Cole 20-13, T. Buttrey 21-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 7-9, T. Buttrey 1-0
          • Batters Faced - G. Canning 25, T. Cole 5, T. Buttrey 6
          • 8TH INNING
            Lucroy doubled to deep left, Trout scored, Calhoun to third36
            Mondesi singled to left center, Merrifield scored35
            Merrifield doubled to deep left, Maldonado and Hamilton scored25
          • 6TH INNING
            Calhoun hit sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored05
            Ohtani homered to right, Trout scored04
          • 2ND INNING
            Lucroy singled to center, Calhoun scored02
          • 1ST INNING
            Trout homered to left center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Zack Cozart at third base
            • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, O'Hearn struck out on foul tip
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to second
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Taylor Cole relieved Griffin Canning
            • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Maldonado singled to right
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hamilton singled to center, Maldonado to second
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield doubled to deep left, Maldonado and Hamilton scored
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lopez struck out swinging
            • A. Mondesi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mondesi singled to left center, Merrifield scored
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Taylor Cole
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Mondesi caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Gordon singled to shallow right center
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier walked, Gordon to second
            • J. Soler: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Diekman relieved Jake Junis
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • A. Simmons: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Simmons hit by pitch, Trout to second
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Trout to third, Simmons out at second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy doubled to deep left, Trout scored, Calhoun to third
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to first
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier flied out to right
            • J. Soler: Ball, Soler reached on an infield single to pitcher
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Goodwin grounded out to second
            • J. Walsh: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Walsh walked
            • D. Fletcher: Strike swinging, Fletcher singled to right, Walsh to second
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, La Stella lined into double play third, Walsh out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield doubled to deep right center
            • N. Lopez: Lopez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Merrifield out at third
            • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Mondesi flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella grounded out to third
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Pickoff attempt, Ohtani homered to right, Trout scored
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Simmons doubled to deep left, Simmons to third on left fielder Gordon throwing error
            • K. Calhoun: Foul, Calhoun hit sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Lucroy struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gordon walked
            • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Dozier singled to center, Gordon to second
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Soler lined out to third
            • R. O'Hearn: O'Hearn reached on fielder's choice to first, Gordon to third, Dozier out at second
            • M. Maldonado: Maldonado flied out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Goodwin flied out to deep right
            • J. Walsh: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walsh grounded out to second
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield flied out to deep center
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lopez grounded out to third
            • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, O'Hearn lined out to second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Hamilton flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, La Stella grounded out to second
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Trout flied out to deep center
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon flied out to left
            • H. Dozier: Dozier flied out to center
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun doubled to left
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy singled to center, Calhoun scored
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodwin reached on fielder's choice to first, Lucroy out at second
            • J. Walsh: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walsh struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Goodwin stole second, Strike looking, Fletcher flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Lopez flied out to right
            • A. Mondesi: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mondesi grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Junis Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Ball, La Stella grounded out to first
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout homered to left center
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)