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4/23/2014 | Pujols: 500 milestone hasn't quite sunk in yet

Albert Pujols typically isn't a very good sleeper, and he had no chance of getting a good night's rest on Tuesday.


4/23/2014 | Ibanez working on bunting against shift

Raul Ibanez hasn't had a bunt single since 2003, but he remains determined to use the bunt as a weapon against the shift. He's 0-for-2 so far, but isn't stopping.


4/23/2014 | Santiago has been dealing with back issue

Hector Santiago got through an entire start on Sunday without any flare-ups in his back, and that was an encouraging sign for the 26-year-old left-hander. It was also a first.


4/23/2014 | Wilson to lead Halos into weekend set in Bronx

The Angels have dropped four of their last five games to the Yankees, but C.J. Wilson has been lights out against them. He'll face New York on Friday in the opener of a three-game set, with Hiroki Kuroda on the hill for the Yanks.


4/23/2014 | Frieri can't seal Weaver's win as Angels fall to Nats

The Angels led by three heading into the ninth, three outs away from moving above .500 for the first time since Opening Day 2013. But Ernesto Frieri couldn't hold it, leading his team to a crushing, 5-4 walk-off loss at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.


4/23/2014 | MLB Notebook: Pujols flies to 500 homers

With two home runs Tuesday vs. the Nationals, Albert Pujols became the third-youngest player to reach 500 career home runs and just the fourth to do so in his first 14 seasons.


4/22/2014 | Air Force serviceman returns 500th HR ball to Pujols

Tom Sherrill brought no scouting reports or spray charts with him to Nationals Park for Tuesday night's Nationals-Angels game. All he had was his intuition, but that turned out to be enough to put the longtime Angels fan in position to grab Albert Pujols' milestone 500th home run.


4/22/2014 | Pujols' milestone homer brings smiles to Cardinals

The Cardinals saw the first 445 of Albert Pujols' home runs live. They were thrilled to hear about No. 500.


4/22/2014 | Pujols joins 500-homer club with second blast

Albert Pujols joined the rarest of clubs on Tuesday, and accomplished some unprecedented history in the process. The Angels' first baseman homered twice at Nationals Park to become the 26th member of the exclusive 500-home run club. Among those 26, he's the first to hit Nos. 499 and 500 in the same game.


4/22/2014 | Healthy Pujols again flashing leather at first

Albert Pujols said it late Monday night, after the 4-2 victory his defense helped make possible, as if he has to remind people every so often these days. "I'm a two-time Gold Glover."


4/22/2014 | Frieri allowing more homers than usual

It's early enough for sample sizes to be very, very deceiving, but Ernesto Frieri's home run rate has more than tripled.


4/22/2014 | Weaver looks to help Halos complete sweep of Nats

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout got their first regular-season meeting out of the way on Monday, and Albert Pujols joined the 500-home run club on Tuesday. Wednesday's series finale between the Angels and Nationals is all about pitching.


4/22/2014 | Pujols' greatness once again on display for all to see

Tuesday night at Nationals Park, Albert Pujols left an unmistakable impression on baseball history. It was not the impression of a man in the twilight of his career.


4/22/2014 | Pujols' milestone night paces Halos in win over Nats

Powered by the two gargantuan homers that put Albert Pujols in exclusive company, the Angels won their second straight game against the Nats and returned to .500 while cruising to a 7-2 victory at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.


4/22/2014 | Pujols continues to be a man among men

Albert Pujols became the 26th member of the vaunted 500-homer club and just the eighth to reach that mark by the age of 34. So this seems as good a time as any to stop fretting about the financials and simply stand in awe at the totality of Pujols' achievements.


4/21/2014 | Scioscia successfully challenges call on Shuck

Angels manager Mike Scioscia is now 2-for-4 in challenges this season, after getting umpires to overturn a third-inning call at first base to allow J.B. Shuck to reach safely with an infield single on Monday.


4/21/2014 | Special occasion when Trout, Harper intersect

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper may be inextricably linked, now and for some time to come, as phenoms of the same generation. But they are distinctly different people.


4/21/2014 | Trout not getting caught up in comparisons

The Angels were in Detroit last weekend, and the dominant storyline revolved around Mike Trout matching up against Miguel Cabrera, two players who have gone head-to-head for the American League Most Valuable Player Award in back-to-back years. The Angels are in the nation's capital now, and it's all about Trout sharing the same field as Bryce Harper, the fellow phenom many believe can be Larry Bird to Trout's Magic Johnson, or vice-versa.


4/21/2014 | Pujols appreciates what 500 homers would mean

Now that he's two homers away from 500, Albert Pujols' family will be in New York for the three-game weekend series against the Yankees. But the Angels' first baseman still has three games at Nationals Park, so Pujols' wife, Deidre, told him that if he hits No. 499, they're immediately boarding a flight for Washington, D.C.


4/21/2014 | Scuffling Freese gets break from lineup in series opener

David Freese is healthy enough to play now, having fully recovered from the tight right quad that kept him out of the lineup on Friday and Saturday and relegated him to designated hitter duties on Sunday -- but he still was on the bench for Monday's series opener in D.C.


4/21/2014 | Young arms to feature again in second game in DC

Monday hero Raul Ibanez figures to start in left field on Tuesday, in the second of a three-game series that will see Angels 22-year-old lefty Tyler Skaggs match up against Nationals 25-year-old righty Taylor Jordan.


4/21/2014 | Ibanez comes through in pinch to rally Halos in DC

Down a run and four outs away from being shut out, Erick Aybar tied the game with a single, and Raul Ibanez cleared the bases with a pinch-hit three-run double, leading the Angels to a come-from-behind 4-2 victory at Nationals Park on Monday night.


4/20/2014 | Scuffling lineup seeks consistent production

During a rout on Friday, the Angels scored 11 runs and notched 10 extra-base hits. During back-to-back losses on Saturday and Sunday, they combined for three runs on 11 hits.


4/20/2014 | Scioscia loses replay challenge on pickoff play

Angels manager Mike Scioscia lost his second challenge in three tries, when umpires ruled Sunday that an initial call on a pickoff play stands, and Torii Hunter was safe in the eighth inning.


4/20/2014 | Miscues the difference as Angels fall to Tigers

Hector Santiago repeatedly pitched out of trouble, but the Angels' offense struggled to get going for a second straight day and two critical defensive miscues proved to be the difference in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park on Easter Sunday.




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