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Peter Bourjos gets first career homer and triple in win

Aug 22, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos had himself a nice little Saturday.  The Halos beat the Twins 9-3 at Minnesota’s Target Field and the the 23-year-old collected a series of firsts.

Called to the big leagues on August 3 and thrown into the fire almost immediately, Bourjos hasn’t been perfect.  But he has shown flashes.  On Saturday he recorded his first career home run — a two-run shot — and his first triple — which also plated a run.

He also gunned down Twins outfielder Jason Kubel from center field in the fifth inning.

Bourjos is batting just .170/.228/.321 overall with six RBI, but he’s only made 58 plate appearances and what he’s accomplished in the field should not be overlooked.  To many scouts, the kid has the potential to win multiple Gold Glove awards as a center fielder.  He carried a strong enough defensive reputation to bump Torii Hunter over to right field and he’s already shown incredible range as a big-leaguer.

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