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Angels to honor Pujols' 500th HR on Saturday

Angels to honor Pujols' 500th HR on Saturday

ANAHEIM -- The Angels will salute first baseman Albert Pujols for his milestone 500th home run before Saturday night's game against the White Sox. Pujols, who hit his 507th home run in the eighth inning Friday night, hit Nos. 499 and 500 at Washington on April 22 -- the first time a player reached 500 by hitting two in the same game.

"At least my wife and kids will be there for this," Pujols said.


His family was en route to New York -- the Angels' next destination -- when he reached the milestone against the Nationals. While the Angels were in Detroit the series before, Pujols said he told his wife that he sensed he'd get to 500 soon.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.