Mike Trout homered twice to become the youngest player in history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, and the visiting Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros, 6-3, on Friday night.
Trout, who has 104 steals, hit a two-run shot off Astros starter Roberto Hernandez on a full count in the sixth inning for his 100th homer, giving the Angels a 3-1 lead. At 23 years and 251 days old, Trout became the youngest player in history to reach the feat – breaking the mark set by Alex Rodriguez (23 years, 309 days old).
After the Astros tied it with single runs in the sixth and seventh, Trout hit a three-run shot for his second homer of the night against reliever Chad Qualls (0-1) in the eighth.
Yankees 5, Rays 4 - Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and visiting New York beat Tampa Bay.
Rodriguez hit a solo shot in the second, driving an 0-1 pitch from Nathan Karns an estimated 471 feet to center. He connected again in the sixth, belting a two-run drive to left against Ernesto Frieri for homer No. 658 – just two shy of Mays for fourth place on baseball’s career list.
It was Rodriguez’s first multihomer game since May 23, 2012. He also moved past former teammate Derek Jeter for ninth place on the runs scored list.
Padres 5, Cubs 4 – Kris Bryant had such a Chicago Cubs-like start to his major-league career.
Called up one day after the team ensured he can’t be eligible for free agency until 2021, the prized prospect struck out in his first three at-bats against James Shields and went 0 for 4 in a loss to visiting San Diego.
Wil Myers’ three-run homer off Brian Schlitter (0-1) put San Diego ahead, 5-4, in the seventh.
Tigers 2, White Sox 1 - Jose Iglesias singled through a drawn-in infield to drive in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and host Detroit beat Chicago to improve their major- league-best record to 9-1.
Detroit is off to its best start since 1984, according to STATS. The Tigers went 104-58 that year and won their last World Series title.
David Price pitched four-hit ball over eight innings with nine strikeouts and two walks, and Joakim Soria (1-0) threw a perfect ninth.
Mets 4, Marlins 1 – Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched host New York past Miami for their sixth straight win.
Pirates 6, Brewers 3 - Vance Worley worked six effective innings and Pittsburgh snapped out of a lengthy slump to top visiting Milwaukee.
The Pirates came in hitting just .207 through their first nine games but collected 11 hits against Jimmy Nelson (1-1) and three Milwaukee relievers.
Red Sox 3, Orioles 2 – Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the host Boston won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging Baltimore.