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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.

4/20/2014 | Trout, Harper face off for first time Monday in DC

The 2012 Rookies of the Year will oppose each other for the first time of their blossoming careers Monday when Mike Trout's Angels visit Bryce Harper's Nationals to open a three-game series at Nationals Park.

4/20/2014 | Trout to take same field as fellow phenom Harper

There will be a lot of attention paid to Mike Trout playing against fellow young superstar Bryce Harper for the first time in Washington, D.C., next week, although they don't necessarily match up against one another.

4/20/2014 | Ibanez to mostly sit when Angels visit NL parks

The Angels will make their first of four visits to a National League park on Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Nationals, meaning the use of NL rules during games.

4/19/2014 | Pujols belts home run No. 498 against Tigers

Albert Pujols' ninth-inning solo homer against Tigers closer Joe Nathan on Saturday went for his team-leading sixth of the season and the 498th of his career.

4/19/2014 | Tigers' Porcello, Angels' Santiago square off in finale

The Tigers turn to Rick Porcello to counter the Angels' Hector Santiago as the two teams wrap up their three-game series with the rubber match on Sunday in Detroit.

4/19/2014 | Homers come early, late as Angels topped by Tigers

One night after amassing 10 extra-base hits in an 11-run barrage, the Angels' lineup was stifled by Max Scherzer, who outpitched C.J. Wilson and led the Tigers to a 5-2 victory at Comerica Park on Saturday.

4/19/2014 | Tigers, Angels each benefit from overturned calls

Replay overturned the original call that third baseman Ian Stewart had tagged Miguel Cabrera out, and another review led to another out call overturned the next inning. Stewart was originally ruled out trying to steal second base with two outs on Max Scherzer, but replay showed Stewart sliding in ahead of the tag.

4/19/2014 | Iannetta hopes walk-off win could be defining moment

Chris Iannetta hopes that Wednesday's 12-inning win over the A's, which ended on his own walk-off homer, could be a defining moment that could galvanize the Angels and aid team chemistry.

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