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 Posted: Wed May 17th, 2017 01:49 am
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Another game, another home run for Mike Trout!

4th consecutive game with a homer for the Angels

— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) May 16, 2017
It's almost surprising at this point whenever Mike Trout accomplishes something incredible that he hasn't already done before.

But he added another impressive first to his career accolades on Monday against the Chicago White Sox, hitting a home run in his fourth consecutive game by going back to back with Los Angeles Angels teammate Kole Calhoun. It's now the longest home run streak of Trout's seven-year career.

Mike Trout smashing baseballs... 4 HRs in 4 games.

— Daren Willman (@darenw) May 16, 2017
Even more amazing - but perhaps not unforeseen, considering Trout's lofty standards - is that all four of his homers during his current tear have had exit velocities above 100 mph and traveled further than 400 feet.

This all comes in a season where he's already become the third player in league history to reach 50 wins above replacement (WAR) by the age of 25, as well as the youngest player with both 150 home runs and 150 stolen bases.

Thanks to Monday's home run, which was his 12th of the season, Trout is now batting .352/.447/.752 with 27 RBIs.