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Trout adds to historic clout with 200th homer

Angels star's 2nd blast of game sparks comeback vs. Mariners
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ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout reached an impressive milestone on Friday night, launching his 200th career home run in the first inning of the Angels' 6-5 win over the Mariners at Angel Stadium.

Trout crushed a 2-1 changeup from left-hander Marco Gonzales to center field to give the Angels a 1-0 lead. With the blast, Trout joined Alex Rodriguez, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle as the only American League players to reach the 200-home run mark before their age-26 seasons.

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ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout reached an impressive milestone on Friday night, launching his 200th career home run in the first inning of the Angels' 6-5 win over the Mariners at Angel Stadium.

Trout crushed a 2-1 changeup from left-hander Marco Gonzales to center field to give the Angels a 1-0 lead. With the blast, Trout joined Alex Rodriguez, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle as the only American League players to reach the 200-home run mark before their age-26 seasons.

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Only three other Angels -- Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson and Brian Downing -- have hit 200 home runs, and Trout is the youngest to do so.

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"I have much respect for him, obviously," Gonzales said. "That's why I threw him a changeup there, not giving him any heaters in the zone. He made me pay. I hung it and he put an impressive swing on it."

Trout homered again in the eighth inning with a leadoff blast off Mariners reliever Nick Vincent. That homer traveled a projected 402 feet with an exit velocity of 111 mph, according to Statcast™, and helped spark a four-run inning for the Angels, which led to the club's 47th comeback victory of the season.

"Just got some pitches to hit and didn't miss them," Trout said.

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Despite missing six weeks with a torn thumb ligament, Trout now has 33 home runs and 72 RBIs this season. The 26-year-old center fielder leads the American League in both on-base percentage (.446) and slugging percentage (.638) and has reached base safely in 102 of his 112 games this year.

"Just trying to finish out on a positive note," Trout said. "We're going to try to win games and obviously finish strong."

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.

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