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Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acknowledges the Washington crowd after hitting a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park on April 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The home run home was Albert Pujols' 500th. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Pujols’ 500th HR Helps Angels Beat Nationals

Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.

04/22/2014

Angels slugger Albert Pujols  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Albert Pujols Hits 500th HR of MLB Career vs. Nats

Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.

04/22/2014

Kris Medlen has endured two Tommy John surgeries in his 5-season career with the Braves. (Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mazzone: Throwing ‘More Often with Less Exertion’ Key to Avoiding Arm Injuries

In the era of the pitch count and a seemingly growing Tommy John epidemic in Major League Baseball, former pitching coach Leo Mazzone says the “key to lowering risk of arm injury” is throwing more with less exertion.

04/22/2014

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after being thrown out at second base in the 3rd inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper Benched for ‘Lack of Hustle’

Bryce Harper was benched for “lack of hustle” in the Nationals 4-3 home loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, a decision which manager Matt Williams made for the young slugger’s failure “inability to run 90 feet,” he said after the game.

04/19/2014

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Orioles Beat Rays 3-0 for 2-Game Sweep

Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

04/16/2014

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Watch Bryce Harper’s Intense New Gatorade Commercial

Watch Bryce Harper’s just-released Gatorade commercial set the background of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. It’s extremely intense.

04/16/2014

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals walks off the mound during a game at Marlins Park on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. All uniformed team members are wearing jersey number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day (Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

C.J. Nitkowski: Strasburg’s Struggles ‘A Little Bit Alarming’

Stephen Strasburg has gotten off to a shaky start, and his struggles peaked in a 6-earned-run loss to the Marlins, which was “a little bit alarming,” says former MLB pitcher C.J. Nitkowski.

04/16/2014

Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during the Nationals home opener at Nationals Park on April 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Perplexed by Nats-Braves Matchup

“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.

04/16/2014

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This Orioles Billboard Is Less Than 7 Miles from Nationals Park

The Baltimore Orioles have strategically placed a billboard — featuring Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Manny Machado — alongside I-295 in Maryland, just before the Washington, D.C. border and only 6.5 miles from Nats Park.

04/15/2014

Olie Kolzig in October 2007. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kolzig, Driesell, Holliday to be Inducted into D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

The 2014 Washington D.C. Sports Hall of Fame class has been announced, and will include Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Johnny Holliday, Olaf “Olie” Kolzig, Ted Lerner, George Solomon, Michael Weiss and Chris Weller.

04/15/2014

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