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Mike Trout Ties Rangers Record

The Angels slugger took one out of Globe Life Park on Wednesday night and tied an MLB legend in the process

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout’s home run in the fourth inning on Wednesday night tied a record for most career home runs against the Texas Rangers.

Trout drilled a solo shot to left field off Rangers starter Dane Dunning, marking Trout’s second straight game with a home run.

But this home run carries some Rangers history with it. It was Trout’s 43rd career long ball against the Rangers.

Apr 17, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) is looked at on the field after being hit by a pitch by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Spencer Patton during the fifth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) slides under the tag of Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien (2) with an RBI double during the fourth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani against the Kansas City Royals during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

That shot tied the all-time record for most home runs against the Rangers, which was held by Reggie Jackson. The record dates back to the Rangers’ first season in Texas in 1972.

Oddly, today happens to be Jackson’s 76th birthday.

Jose Canseco, who played against and for the Rangers during his Major League career, is third on the list with 40 home runs.

Trout’s home run lifted the Angels to a 2-0 lead over the Rangers as LA was trying to avoid being swept after losing on Monday and Tuesday.

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Jackson, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, played against the Rangers his entire career, as he played from 1967 to 1987. He never played in the National League, but he played for Oakland, Baltimore, the New York Yankees and the California (now Los Angeles) Angels. He spent his last MLB season with the Athletics.

Apr 25, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning (33) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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So, Jackson accomplished the feat in a 20-year career, as he hit 563 home runs.

Trout matched Jackson in 12 seasons. He’s hit 321 career home runs. So far.

Trout’s next homer against the Rangers will give him sole possession of the record. If Trout doesn’t hit another home run on Wednesday, he’ll get another crack at the Rangers next week in Anaheim.

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Mike Trout Ties Rangers Record

The Angels slugger took one out of Globe Life Park on Wednesday night and tied an MLB legend in the process

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout’s home run in the fourth inning on Wednesday night tied a record for most career home runs against the Texas Rangers.

Trout drilled a solo shot to left field off Rangers starter Dane Dunning, marking Trout’s second straight game with a home run.

But this home run carries some Rangers history with it. It was Trout’s 43rd career long ball against the Rangers.

Apr 17, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) is looked at on the field after being hit by a pitch by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Spencer Patton during the fifth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) slides under the tag of Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien (2) with an RBI double during the fourth inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani against the Kansas City Royals during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

That shot tied the all-time record for most home runs against the Rangers, which was held by Reggie Jackson. The record dates back to the Rangers’ first season in Texas in 1972.

Oddly, today happens to be Jackson’s 76th birthday.

Jose Canseco, who played against and for the Rangers during his Major League career, is third on the list with 40 home runs.

Trout’s home run lifted the Angels to a 2-0 lead over the Rangers as LA was trying to avoid being swept after losing on Monday and Tuesday.

Jackson, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, played against the Rangers his entire career, as he played from 1967 to 1987. He never played in the National League, but he played for Oakland, Baltimore, the New York Yankees and the California (now Los Angeles) Angels. He spent his last MLB season with the Athletics.

Apr 25, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning (33) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
May 3, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (5) hits a single during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Apr 25, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien (2) is congratulated after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

So, Jackson accomplished the feat in a 20-year career, as he hit 563 home runs.

Trout matched Jackson in 12 seasons. He’s hit 321 career home runs. So far.

Trout’s next homer against the Rangers will give him sole possession of the record. If Trout doesn’t hit another home run on Wednesday, he’ll get another crack at the Rangers next week in Anaheim.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard

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