Angels News: Mike Trout Continues Setting Records Vs. Mariners
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Although the Los Angeles Angeles dropped their series opener to the Seattle Mariners, Mike Trout continued his historic hitting against the division rivals.

Trout flew out in his first at-bat, and that was the only time the Mariners retired him in the game. In his next at-bat, which came in the fourth inning, Trout launched a solo home run to center field.

The homer was Trout’s 53rd career home run against the Mariners, which made him the all-time leader in career long balls against Seattle, breaking Rafael Palmeiro’s previous record of 52.

Additionally, the homer was also Trout’s 99th career extra-base hit versus Seattle, which also breaks a tie with Rafael Palmeiro (98 XBH) for the most all-time against the Mariners.

In the Angels last series against Seattle, Trout had a historic performance with five home runs in the series, which set him up to break both records on Friday.

But Trout didn’t stop there. In the sixth inning, he hit an RBI triple, which was his 11th career triple against the Mariners. This tied him with George Brett for the most career triples while facing the Mariners.

In his final plate appearance in the eighth inning, the Mariners decided it would be best to intentionally walk Trout despite having no one on base and one out. Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh then followed with swinging strikeouts.

With that intentional walk, it was the 112th of the superstar’s career, which tied him with Vladimir Guerrero for the Angels franchise record.

Trout finished his day going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and a walk.

Trout third in All-Star voting

Major League Baseball announced the All-Star Game voting update on Tuesday, and the Angels nine-time All-Star ranks second in the American League and third in the Majors with 1,295,854 votes.

With a ninth starting assignment, Trout would become the eighth player in AL history to earn nine fan elections with one club, joining Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles, 17); George Brett (Kansas City Royals, 11); Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners, 10); Rod Carew (Minnesota Twins, 9); Derek Jeter (New York Yankees, 9); Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners, 9) and Iván Rodríguez (Texas Rangers, 9).

In the AL, Trout trails only Yankees star Aaron Judge, who leads all players in MLB with 1,512,368 votes. L.A. Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts leads the National League with 1,446,050 votes.

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