Christian Yelich at the dunk contest
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Video: Christian Yelich assists Pat Connaughton in NBA Dunk Contest


Former Orioles minor league pitcher and current Milwaukee Buck Pat Connaughton participated in tonight’s NBA Dunk Contest, and his first submission for the judges came with with help from Brewers star Christian Yelich. Check this out:

Yes, that’s the Woody Harrelson costume from White Men Can’t Jump.

Connaughton is one hell of an athlete. In addition to the whole being in the NBA and being selected for the dunk contest things, he pitched for Notre Dame and was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by Baltimore. He’s hit 96 MPH with his fastball. Something tells me he chose the right line of work, though.

Yelich is a common sight at Bucks games, so it’s no surprise to see him help Connaughton out here. Cool stuff.

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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).