Angels' Trout making history, and so is surprisingly sharp A-Rod

April 18, 2015

Hours after the hype over Kris Bryant had died down, Mike Trout showed why he's baseball's real boy wonder.

The Angels star slugged two homers at Houston on Friday, becoming the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 steals. At 23 years and 253 days old, Trout broke the mark set by Alex Rodriguez (23 years, 309 days old).

A-Rod, meanwhile, also went deep twice in Tampa, pulling within two of tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. Rodriguez also had a tiebreaking RBI single on a 3-2 pitch in the eighth.

Despite the fact he'll turn 40 in July and missed all of last season, Rodriguez is quietly among MLB leaders with 4 homers and 11 RBI in 32 at-bats.


Even A-Rod said he's surprised by his hot start.

"I am," Rodriguez said after Friday's 5-4 win. "Hopefully it keeps going."

Trout also is among MLB leaders, batting .444 with 3 homers and 9 RBI after his fourth career multi-homer game --€” just 57 shy of A-Rod's total.

"Guy's unbelievable," said pitcher Jered Weaver, who got the 6-3 win. "Nothing he does surprises me anymore. He's doing things no one's ever done before."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.