7:11 AM EDT, Wed April 23, 2014
Orange County Register 11 hours ago

Albert Pujols hits HR No. 499

Albert Pujols blasted a three-run homer in the first inning Tuesday night, leaving him just one homer away from one of baseball's most significant milestones. It was the 499th homer of his career, moving the Angels first baseman within one swing of...
Los Angeles Times 9 hours ago

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.
Angels Blog | ESPN Los Angeles 9 hours ago

Appreciating Albert Pujols

There may be 25 other members of the 500 Homer Club. But there's only one Albert Pujols. Just because Sir Albert had two rough, injury-riddled seasons after arriving in scenic Orange County, did we all get amnesia or something? How did we somehow seem to forget...
Los Angeles Times 5 hours ago

Angels fan beats odds to get Albert Pujols' 500th home run ball

Tom Sherrill is present at Nationals Park when the ball Pujols blasted for his 500th homer lands, and he corrals it and presents it to the Angels slugger.WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols didn't hit his 500th home run in front of a hometown crowd, but at least he was able to hit it to an Angels fan.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 10 hours ago

Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

Former Cardinals slugger did it with a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan
MLB 8 hours ago
Video: Pujols hits a two-run shot for No. 500

Watch: Pujols hits a two-run shot for No. 500

4/22/14: Albert Pujols becomes the 26th player to hit 500 career home runs with a two-run blast to left-center field
Orange County Register 8 hours ago
On deck: Angels at Nationals, Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Final
W 7 - 2

On deck: Angels at Nationals, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox Sports West, 4 p.m. Did you know: The Angels, who were 9-10 before Tuesday’s game, have already matched the win total from last April, when they were 9-17. THE PITCHERS RHP JERED WEAVER (1-2, 4.74) After picking up...
Halos Heaven 10 hours ago

Albert Pujols Hits Home Run #500

Let the Accolades Begin... Albert Pujols hit the 500th regular season home run of his career in the top of the fifth inning in Washington D.C. in a game against the Nationals. He had hit his 499th earlier in the first inning of the game. Pujols becomes the second...
Orange County Register 12 hours ago

Final: Angels 7, Nationals 2

WASHINGTON – While Albert Pujols provided all the offensive highlights the Angels would need, driving in five runs with his 499th and 500th homers, Tyler Skaggs did the job on the mound. The Angels left-hander gave up two runs in seven innings to...
Angels Blog | Orange County Register 15 hours ago

Angels try to get to .500 -- again -- in DC

The Angels are 9-10 as they prepare for tonight's middle game of the three-game series against the Washington Nationals. If they win, they can get back to .500 for the fourth time this season. They've been 5-5, 6-6 and 8-8 and every time they have...
Washington Post 11 hours ago
Nats’ Harper, Angels’ Trout wrap up their first series against each other

Nats’ Harper, Angels’ Trout wrap up their first series against each other

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout will forever be linked, compared and scrutinized. The two phenoms have a lot in common: Both are young — Harper’s 21 and Trout’s 22. Though they were drafted a year apart, both were rookies of the year in 2012. And both played on the same Arizona Fall League team in 2011. Read full article >>
The Nationals Enquirer 8 hours ago

This Bryce Harper vs. Mike Trout promo is just a little over the top

Up above, the Nationals TV ad promoting the first "head-to-head showdown" between Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, which starts tonight at Nationals Park. If you close your eyes and listen, this could almost be a promo for a boxing match...
The Nationals Enquirer 7 hours ago

Video: Bryce Harper and Mike Trout play catch in Arizona Fall League in 2011

Even though Bryce Harper and Mike Trout didn't do much of anything in their much-anticipated "SHOWDOWN" last night, it doesn't make the above video clip of Harper and Trout playing catch and chatting during their 2011 Arizona Fall League stint...
Orange County Register 6 hours ago
Skaggs' fine outing overshadowed by Pujols' big night

Skaggs' fine outing overshadowed by Pujols' big night

WASHINGTON – Tyler Skaggs was thrilled to be a little piece of history. “It’s something that you tell your kids,” said Skaggs, the winning pitcher in the Angels’ 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals, a game that will forever be...
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

Skaggs earns the W with a quality start - Tyler Skaggs (S) Los Angeles Angels

Tyler Skaggs got the win with a quality effort in Tuesday's start against the Nationals, allowing two runs over seven innings.
Halos Heaven 16 hours ago
Is Ian Stewart the Angels' New Third Baseman?

Is Ian Stewart the Angels' New Third Baseman?

The Angels traded Peter Bourjos for the sake of landing David Freese, who they then gave over $5 million salary for 2014, as well as the starting third base job for the season. After a horrific start to the season, however, could it be a far cheaper signing that is paying more dividends? Sure, the Angels are a mere 19 games into their season, and May hasn't even lifted its head yet. But the season has been played out enough to where the cries of "small sample size" amongst hitters are beginning to fade out, and the Angels, amidst all of their injuries, have a glaring problem. David Freese...

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Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago

Angels defeat Nationals, 7-2

Tyler Skaggs struggles with his control, but gets out of jams in the first and third innings to earn his second win of the season.AT THE PLATE: J.B. Shuck led off the game with a double to left field and Mike Trout reached on an error ahead of Albert Pujols' three-run home run. Howie Kendrick, who had two hits, doubled to right-center field in the first and scored on Chris Iannetta's two-out single to left for a 4-0 lead. Trout singled ahead of Pujols' 500th home run, in the fifth, and Erick Aybar, who had three hits Monday night, doubled to left for his second hit, stole second and scored...
Los Angeles Times Apr 22, 2014

Angels rally late in 4-2 win over Nationals

Raul Ibanez's three-run triple propels the Angels to a road victory over Washington.KEY MOMENT: Raul Ibanez's three-run triple in the eighth inning was the decisive blow, but it would not have been possible if not for Erick Aybar's clutch two-out, run-scoring hit to right field that pulled the Angels even, 1-1, and Chris Iannetta's walk that loaded the bases for Ibanez.
Orange County Register Apr 22, 2014
Ibañez does damage as Angels top Nationals

Ibañez does damage as Angels top Nationals

WASHINGTON – Raul Ibañez doesn’t have much to show for his season in terms of quantity of hits, but he’s making up for it in terms of their quality. The slumping veteran delivered a pinch-hit three-run double to snap an eighth-inning tie in...
Orange County Register Apr 22, 2014
On deck: Angels at Nationals, Tuesday, 4 p.m.

On deck: Angels at Nationals, Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox Sports West, 4 p.m. Did you know: The Angels have 12 players who have homered, the most of any team in the majors. THE PITCHERS LHP TYLER SKAGGS (1-0, 3.43) Oddly enough, Skaggs has gotten a little worse with each of...
Angels Afterthoughts: Pujols' speed and defense

Angels Afterthoughts: Pujols' speed and defense

Albert Pujols would like to remind you all that he’s more than just a home run hitter, even though home runs are naturally the focus these days. Sitting on 498 homers, Pujols had what has to rank as one of the best 0-for-5 days of his career in the...
Orange County Register Apr 21, 2014
Final: Angels 4, Nationals 2

Final: Angels 4, Nationals 2

WASHINGTON - Raul Ibanez is making the most of his .161 average. The slumping veteran delivered a pinch-hit three-run double to snap an eighth-inning tie in the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Ibanez has a...
Orange County Register Apr 21, 2014
Trout vs. Harper is here; Freese out

Trout vs. Harper is here; Freese out

WASHINGTON – Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper is about to get underway, and the two players each held news conferences, essentially to express their mutual admiration. Harper, the Washington Nationals star, tried to deflect the talk as much as possible,...
Orange County Register Apr 20, 2014
Angels error it out in loss to Detroit

Angels error it out in loss to Detroit

DETROIT – The most memorable – or forgettable – moment from the Angels’ 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday was described as “crazy,” “strange,” and “weird.” It was actually the type of play that happens all the time, but...
Orange County Register Apr 20, 2014
Trout, Harper to meet for first time

Trout, Harper to meet for first time

DETROIT – For the next three days, Nationals Park will become the epicenter for baseball’s youth movement. Mike Trout and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, the two icons at the head of the wave of young stars populating the game, will...
On deck: Angels at Nationals, Monday, 4 p.m.

On deck: Angels at Nationals, Monday, 4 p.m.

Where: Nationals Park TV: Fox Sports West Did you know: The Angels last played at Nationals Park in 2008, when they won two of three. Nationals update: One of the favorites to win the World Series in 2013, the Nationals struggled for most of the...

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