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April 23, 2014

What You Need to Know

Historic Tuesday

by Daniel Rathman


The Tuesday Takeaway
Of the 25 players in the 500-home-run club entering play on Tuesday, none had joined by hitting nos. 499 and 500 on the same night. Albert Pujols, who became its 26th member in the Angels’ 7-2 victory, is the first to do it in two-tater fashion.

Batting third in Mike Scioscia’s order, the first baseman stepped into the box with two on and nobody out. He took a slider for ball one and a fastball for a strike. The next pitch was an elevated changeup, and Pujols did not miss it:

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