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 Posted: Mon May 15th, 2017 04:19 am
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You better get used to seeing Mike Trout's name next to Major League Baseball records.

Penciled in as the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter due to a hamstring issue, Trout put together an odd stat line. He went 1-for-1 with a home run, a hit-by-pitch, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. He added a pair of stolen bases for good measure. Probably safe to say the hamstring wasn't bothering him too badly.

The two stolen bases pushed him to 150 for his career. At 25, he has become the youngest player in MLB history to record 150 home runs and 150 stolen bases, as pointed out by Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas.

The home run was his 179th since debuting in 2011. He's only the second player to hit both 175 home runs and steal 150 bases before his age-26 season. The other is Alex Rodriguez, according to The Associated Press' Greg Beacham.

A-Rod would have been just slightly older getting that 150th stolen base, as he accomplished the feat on Sept. 19, 2001, just under two months after turning 26.

Trout, despite the injury scare, is having an even better season than normal. He's batting .352 with 11 home runs, seven stolen bases, and 26 RBIs. He's also striking out less often than he ever has.