There was a moment of silence in Philadelphia for the victims of the Amtrak train derailment

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Citizens Bank Park — home of the Philadelphia Phillies — is only around eight miles from the location of Tuesday night’s Amtrak train derailment that killed seven and injured hundreds of others. A moment of silence was held before Wednesday’s game between the Phillies and the visiting Pirates …

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Philly got a dominant start from Cole Hamels and went on to beat the Bucs by a score of 3-2.

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).