Mike Trout Breaks 45-Year Angels Record

If only the Los Angeles Angels could keep Mike Trout on the field for 162. He's missed a lot of time to injury the past few seasons, but when he plays, he consistently demonstrates he's still the best player of his generation. 
Saturday night, his 3-run bomb was his 6th consecutive game with a homer, breaking a 45-year-old Angels record. 

Becoming the first Angel ever to leave the yard in six consecutive games, he passes Bobby Bonds' old record of five straight games, set in 1977. 

The all-time major league record is 8 straight games with a homer.  

Trout's blast gave the Angels a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros, and 'Stros manager Dusty Baker marvelled at Trout's latest feat.

“He’s the hottest man around,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “He is Mike Trout. The greats, you pitch them differently, and then they adjust, and [you] pitch them differently, and they readjust. He's a great player. It's not a sin, really, when Mike Trout gets you... He's going to get everybody sooner or later. You just hope when he gets you, it's not a game-winner or there's not two men on base like there were today." 

Trout is the active-active Major League career leader in OBP (.416) and slugging (.585). Since his return from the injured list just 19 games ago, he has 10 home runs. On the season, the 3-time AL MVP is hitting .280 with a .998 OPS, along with 34 HR and 67 RBIs. He has a career OPS of 1.002. Incredible.

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