Trout makes Angels history with 100th RBI

Trout makes Angels history with 100th RBI

MINNEAPOLIS -- More than 50 players have come to bat with more runners in scoring position than Mike Trout has this season, but only one player has driven in more runs.

Trout reached the 100-RBI plateau in the Angels' 7-6, 10-inning win over the Twins at Target Field on Friday night, getting a blooper to fall in the fourth for an RBI single and belting a liner off the right-field wall in the ninth for an RBI double.

The 23-year-old center fielder passed White Sox rookie Jose Abreu (99) for the American League lead in RBIs and trails only Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton (104) overall. Trout is now the youngest Angels player to drive in triple-digit runs, passing former third baseman Troy Glaus, who plated 102 during his age-23 season in 2000.

Trout also joins Garret Anderson (117 in 2000) and Jim Edmonds (107 in 1995) as the only center fielders in team history with 100 RBIs.

"It's a pretty cool accomplishment," said Trout, who also reached 100 career steals, becoming the seventh-fastest Angel to reach that milestone.

"I just try not to do too much and put the ball in play. I had a couple opportunities last couple of games to do that. We've got guys behind me that can pick me up."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.