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President Trump asked Alex Rodriguez for advice on fighting coronavirus

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Noted sports fan Donald Trump reportedly reached out to Alex Rodriguez to seek advice on the fight against coronavirus. No, seriously.

A-Rod, who is not a medical professional, spent a long chunk of his career with Trump’s beloved Yankees and has become a fixture in the New York business scene when he’s not busy broadcasting games on national television. Rodriguez, who has never gone to medical school, has also been catching the camera’s glance on the arm of his better half Jennifer Lopez.

Why President Trump decided that Rodriguez, who is not an epidemiologist, would have answers on how to best curb the spread of COVID-19 is beyond me. It probably has to do with the fact that A-Rod, who does not own a doctor’s white coat, is wealthy and frequently on television. One can only hope that Rodriguez, who does not have a medical license, told the President that invoking the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to make ventilators and PPE was a good idea.

Rodriguez, who is not a doctor, donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.

You can file this one under “Headlines I never thought I would ever write.” Good lord.

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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).