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  • Pujols hits 500th career home run

  • WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.
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  • WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.
    The first baseman connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone.
    Pujols is the first player to collect Nos. 499 and 500 in the same game, according to STATS. About three months past his 34th birthday, he's also the third-youngest to get to 500. He has eight homers this season, all in the past 13 games.
    Tyler Skaggs (2-0) gave up two runs in seven innings for the win.
    National League
    Rockies 2, Giants 1
    At Denver, Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Rockies to a win over the Giants.
    Troy Tulowitzki also added a solo shot for the Rockies, who have hit seven homers in two nights against the Giants.
    Morales (2-1) was masterful on the mound as he allowed five hits over seven innings, which matches the longest outing of his career. The left-hander's only mistake was a hanging slider to Hunter Pence in the fifth. It was Pence's second homer of the season.
    Marlins 1, Braves 0
    At Atlanta, Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Marlins shut out the Braves.
    Fernandez (3-1) outpitched Atlanta's Alex Wood (2-3), who also was dominant. Wood allowed four hits and one run with no walks and a career-high 11 strikeouts in eight innings.
    Cardinals 3, Mets 0
    At New York, Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the Cardinals to a victory over the Mets.
    Left fielder Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer, one night after the Mets played some dazzling defense of their own to post a shutout in the series opener.
    Phillies 3, Dodgers 2, 10 innings
    At Los Angeles, Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Phillies beat the Dodgers.
    Carlos Ruiz reached second base when his flyball to short left field glanced off Crawford's glove as shortstop Hanley Ramirez nearly collided with the left fielder. Brown followed with a drive to the fence in left-center on a 1-1 pitch from J.P. Howell (1-2).
    Reds 4, Pirates 1
    At Pittsburgh, Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates.
    Cueto (2-2) struck out four and walked three while running his career-long scoreless streak to 21 innings before giving up a home run to Andrew McCutchen with one out in the ninth. He improved to 15-4 in his career against the Pirates.
    Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2
    At Chicago, Jason Hammel pitched seven strong innings, Mike Olt hit a three-run homer and Nate Schierholtz drove in a pair of early runs to lead the Cubs to a victory over the Diamondbacks.
    Hammel (3-1) allowed just one run and four hits in seven innings to lower his ERA to 2.60.
    Padres 2, Brewers 1, 12 innings
    At Milwaukee, Chase Headley homered in the top of the 12th inning and San Diego relievers tossed six shutout innings in the Padres' win over the Brewers.
    Huston Street retired the side in order in the bottom of the 12th for his seventh save after Donn Roach (1-0) allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings.
    American League
    Rangers 5, Athletics 4
    At Oakland, Calif., Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Texas rallied to defeat Oakland.
    Josh Wilson doubled to drive in the tying run just ahead of Choice, who began his career with the A's.
    Astros 5, Mariners 2
    At Seattle, Collin McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut, and Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez homered to propel Houston past Seattle.
    McHugh (1-0) was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the start and struck out the first three batters to set the tone for his first win in 10 career starts. The right-hander didn't walk a batter, giving up three hits in 62/3 shutout innings.
    Justin Smoak provided Seattle's only offense with a two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Mariners extended their losing streak to eight games.
    Yankees 9, Red Sox 3
    At Boston, Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red So.
    Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game at Fenway since leaving the Red Sox to sign a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees.
    Tigers 8, White Sox 6
    At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and Detroit held on for a victory over Chicago.
    Cabrera was 4 for 23 on this homestand before going 3 for 5 against the White Sox — including a homer and a double off Charlie Leesman (0-1), who was called up from the minors to start in place of the injured Chris Sale.
    Rays 7, Twins 3
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and Tampa beat Minnesota.
    Price (3-1) struck out 12 in his ninth career complete game.
    Royals 8, Indians 2
    At Cleveland, James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead Kansas City over Cleveland.
    Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight.
    Blue Jays 9, Orioles 3
    At Toronto, Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera each hit three-run homers in the eighth inning to power Toronto past Baltimore.
    Edwin Encarnacion connected for his first homer of the season for Toronto, another three-run drive.
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