Last night, Adam Engel made an outstanding grab to rob Yankees first baseman Greg Bird of a three-run home run. It was ultimately for naught, as the White Sox went on to lose 7-0.
Engel played hero again on Tuesday night against the Yankees, this time robbing Kyle Higashioka of a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning. Engel’s catch prevented the Yankees from tying the game at 1-1. It also kept Reynaldo Lopez‘s no-hit bid alive.
Lopez would lose his no-hit bid the next inning, as Aaron Hicks led off the frame with a ground-rule double to left-center. He was, however, stranded on base. The Yankees tied the game at 1-1 when Miguel Andujar led off the seventh with a solo home run off of Lopez.
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).