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Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win
Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 500 in Angels' win

WASHINGTON — Some 18,000 men have played major league baseball since 1876, and only 26 of them have hit 500 home runs in their career. Albert Pujols joined that exclusive club Tuesday night when he crushed career home run No. 500, a two-run shot to left-center field in the top of the fifth inning off Washington pitcher Taylor Jordan in Nationals Park. Pujols hit his 499th homer in the first inning, a towering three-run shot to left field off Jordan, and No. 500, which gave the Angels a 6-2 lead, cleared the Angels' bullpen in left-center. He is the first player in major league history to hit home runs No. 499 and 500 in the same game, according to STATS LLC. INTERACTIVE:...

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