Angels News

  • Pujols joins 500-HR 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.

  • Pujols' milestone night paces Halos in win

    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.

  • Bauman: Pujols' greatness again on display

    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.

  • Air Force serviceman returns Pujols' HR ball

    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.

  • Castrovince: Pujols still 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.

  • Weaver, Halos look to sweep Nats in DC

    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.

  • Pujols' milestone HR brings smiles to Cards

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Ibanez clutch in pinch as Halos rally 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.

  • 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.

  • Bauman: Special when Trout, Harper meet up

    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.

  • 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.

  • Scioscia successfully challenges out call

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.