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Trout joins elite company with 150th homer

Pujols goes back-to-back for 571st career blast
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ANAHEIM -- Angels center fielder Mike Trout continued his quick rise through the historical ranks Saturday, launching his 150th career home run in the first inning of a 4-2 loss to the Astros.

He hit a 90 mph fastball from Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel a projected 401 feet away to right-center field, according to Statcast™. The blast tied the game at 1-1 in the first inning.

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ANAHEIM -- Angels center fielder Mike Trout continued his quick rise through the historical ranks Saturday, launching his 150th career home run in the first inning of a 4-2 loss to the Astros.

He hit a 90 mph fastball from Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel a projected 401 feet away to right-center field, according to Statcast™. The blast tied the game at 1-1 in the first inning.

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"I was just looking for a fastball, something I could hit. I got that pitch I could get," Trout said.

Trout became one of eight players all-time to record 150 career home runs and 500 career runs scored before his age-25 season, joining Mel Ott, Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmie Foxx, Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Robinson and Albert Pujols. Trout is one of just 10 players all-time to record 500 career runs scored before his age-25 season.

"It's pretty cool," Trout said of the accomplishment. "Obviously, I'm not trying to hit homers. Just putting good swings on the ball and see what happens."

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Pujols followed Trout with a homer of his own to left-center field, giving him 571 home runs for his career and putting him two behind Harmon Killebrew for 11th all-time.

Video: HOU@LAA: Pujols launches a solo shot to left-center

This marked the 27th game in which Trout and Pujols have both homered. Garret Anderson and Tim Salmon are the only Angels duo to do it in more games (28).

Fabian Ardaya is a reporter for MLB.com based in Anaheim.

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