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Mike Trout Milestones Carry Angels to Win

Home runs 100 and 101 for Trout drive in five runs for the Halos.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Final Score in Houston: Angels 6 Astros 3

Mike Trout broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. More importantly, he became the youngest player with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases in Major League Baseball history.

Mike Scioscia brought in Jose Alavarez to relieve Jered Weaver in the seventh inning and promptly gave it all back. Alvarez and Vinnie Pestano each yielded a run before Cesar Ramon got two critical outs to keep the game tied 3-3.

The eighth inning saw Johnny Giavotella get a base hit off the ankle of veteran reliever Chad Qualls and Kole Calhoun draw a full-count walk to bring up Trout again. And again, with the score tied he hit a tie-breaking home run, this time a three-eun shot and with HR #101 became the youngest player in MLB history to hit more than 100 Home Runs and steal more than 100 bases.

The five RBIs tied a career high for the reigning American League MVP.

Joe Smith and Huston Street were the wise bullpen calls at that point and victory happened. The Angels are now 5-5 to start the season. Light up the Halo, first pitch on Saturday is at 4 PM Pacific.