MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels had a need for speed, so they called up center fielder Peter Bourjos earlier this month to inject some electricity into an outfield filled with tired veteran legs.
The fleet-footed 23-year-old flashed those jets on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, even during his first major league home run trot.
Bourjos hit a two-run homer and added a triple and four RBIs to lead the Angels to a 9-3 victory over the Twins.
The youngster drew laughs in the clubhouse after the game for running around the bases so swiftly during his homer in the second inning.
The line drive barely cleared the wall in left field and Bourjos said he didn’t know it was a home run until he got to third base.