ANAHEIM – Mike Trout wrote Saturday night's Angels' 10-4 comeback against the Red Sox at Angel Stadium Story as he recorded his 200th stolen career to become the youngest player to join the 200-homer , 200-stolen base club.
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"It's a pretty cool performance," said Trout, who had not stolen a base since Aug. 1
After sending Luis Rengifo home with a Blooper against right-handed Marcus Walden In the second inning, Trout was second on the plate with Brian Goodwin and two outs. Trout was stranded there, but his 11th stolen base of the season earned him 200 in his nine-year career.
Trout is the 40th player with 250 homers and 200 stolen bases joining Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler as the only other active player.
"When I get the opportunity, I take this opportunity," Trout said. I know the situation.
Trout led the American League with 49 stolen bases as a freshman in 2012, and although he has seen a decline in his totals over the years, he is still unbelievably efficient at stealing bags – Trout has been in his career trailed only 36 times, a success rate of 84.7%, among the players with at least 200 stolen bases in the career it is the third-best ratio in the history of the Major League after Carlos Beltran (86.4 percent) and Jarrod Dyson (85
"I think the best thing about basestiling is that it's very efficient," said Angels manager Brad Ausmus, "He's not getting caught. I do not like wasting outs on the bases. I think the outs should be reserved for the guys who swing the bats. "
Earlier this season, Trout was the first player in AL history to post eight seasons in a row, with at least 25 homers and 10 stolen bases. The only other major leaguers to perform this feat are Bonds (12 years, 1990-2001), Darryl Strawberry (nine years, 1983-91), and Willie Mays (eight years, 1955-62).
Additionally, the only other players with at least 275 homers and 200 stolen bases in the AL in a career are Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson, Jose Canseco, Joe Carter, Don Baylor and George Brett.
Pujols also sets milestones
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"I am blessed. I have an incredible career behind me, "said Pujols. "I have a few more years left. These are things in which I share the success that I have with people. Just try to stay focused even when challenged. "
In addition, Pujols, with his three-handed Homer in a seven-course eighth inning reached for the 17th time in his career 20 Homer. The only other players at least 20 times homer in 17 seasons are Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Bonds and Mays.
"In every season you reach 20, the ultimate goal is to help your club win," Pujols said. "I think I'll have plenty of time to look at numbers, and the main focus is to help my club win every day."
Rhett Bollinger covers the Angels for MLB.com, before covering the twins from 2011 to 18. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook