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Carlos Carrasco out four to six weeks; Michael Brantley activated

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The Indians placed Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list on Monday. He is expected to miss four to six weeks with a strained hamstring. With a roster spot available, the club announced it has activated outfielder Michael Brantley from the 15-day DL.

Brantley underwent right shoulder surgery in November to repair a torn labrum. He is not in Monday night’s starting lineup against the Twins. Brantley appeared in seven rehab games with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, managing a pair of doubles in 25 plate appearances.

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).