Brewers starter Wade Miley will miss four to six weeks with a strained right oblique, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley suffered the injury during the first inning of Tuesday’s start against the Indians.
Miley, 31, started the season on the disabled list with a strained groin, so he’s only made two starts for the Brewers during the regular season. He’s given up just one run on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. The Brewers signed Miley to a minor league contract in February.
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).