Dallas Braden has setback during throwing session

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The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser tweets that Dallas Braden’s throwing session Monday didn’t go as hoped and that Braden will be reexamined by team doctors.

Braden was throwing for the first time since going on the disabled list April 18 with left shoulder inflammation. He was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts before going down.

The 27-year-old Braden has dealt with numerous injuries dating back to his time in the majors, though he did stay healthy enough to go 11-14 with a 3.50 ERA in 30 starts for Oakland last year. He missed much of 2006 following shoulder surgery, and this is the third straight year that he’s spent time on the DL.

Tyson Ross, who pitched seven scoreless innings against the Angels on Wednesday, will continue to occupy Braden’s spot in the rotation.

Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).