Adam Wainwright has World Cup fever

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Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright showed up in the Cardinals’ clubhouse Sunday morning with a USMNT shirt and an American flag painted across his face. Via Joe Trezza of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

USA plays Portugal in Brazil this evening at 6 p.m. ET and can advance to the Round of 16 with a win.

Wainwright made his first start since being diagnosed with right elbow tendinitis on Saturday against the Phillies. He was dominant, fanning seven batters without issuing a walk over eight innings of one-run ball.

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).