The Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout became the team's career home run leader when he finished 300th in Saturday's first double-header game against Houston.

Trout broke a tie with Tim Salmon for the franchise record. Trout compared salmon to a homer Friday night and connected five times in eight games.

Trout's leading 15th major league homer came in the third inning, a two-part drive ahead of Brandon Bielak.

The three-time AL MVP, who won the award last year, is in its 10th season. The 29-year-old trout is the 16th player to hit the 300 homer mark before turning 30 and the 11th fastest by age to do so.

Trout is the 151st overall player to have made at least 300 home runs.

Salmon played his entire 14-year career with the Angels from 1992 to 2006 and was part of their only World Cup in 2002. He is part of the team's broadcast crew and was at the game on Saturday.

"I knew the day he signed extra time that he would pass," Salmon told Fox Sports West after Trout broke the record. "All records should be broken."

In March 2019, Trout signed a 12-year contract valued at $ 426.5 million.


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