Brewers place Tom Gorzelanny on the DL

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The Brewers have placed lefty Tom Gorzelanny on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. They have recalled right-hander Mike Fiers.

Gorzelanny posted a 2.30 ERA in 15.2 innings out of the bullpen. Fiers, meanwhile, allowed six runs in five innings in his only start on April 6 and allowed one run in 2.1 innings out of the bullpen. He made a start with Single-A Brevard County on Wednesday, allowing four runs over six innings against the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).