Angels 1B/DH Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 in Saturday’s 7-3 loss to the Athletics, belting a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Dillon Overton. The blast was No. 574 of the veteran’s career, breaking a tie with Harmon Killebrew to put him in sole possession of 11th place on the all-time home run leaderboard. Pujols now has his sights on Mark McGwire, who hit 583 home runs and his 10th on the list. Frank Robinson is not far beyond that with 586 followed by Sammy Sosa’s 609. Pujols also homered on Friday and now sits with 14 on the season along with 48 RBI and a .233/.308/.409 triple-slash line. If the season were to end today, his .716 OPS would be by far a career low. He hasn’t finished a
After two dominant wins against the Kansas City Royals this weekend, the Astros have now won seven straight and are a season-best three games over .500. Granted, they're still nine games behind the division-leading Texas Rangers, but they're back in the thick of the wild-card race and the arrow is finally pointing up after spending 70 games under .500. It's a good place to be, and they'll look to continue their ascension in Sunday's series finale against Kansas City.