Videos: Young talent on display as Bryce Harper homers and Mike Trout robs a homer

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It feels like they’ve been in the majors for a while, but seasoned veterans Mike Trout of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals are only 23 and 22 years old, respectively. Both had their talents on display on Saturday afternoon as Harper absolutely demolished a Jacob deGrom offering while Trout went to the wall in center field to rob Alex Guerrero of a home run.

Enjoy the highlights:

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Trout also clubbed a homer of his own.

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).