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

The three-time NL MVP connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3), a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth, to become the 26th player in big league history to reach the milestone.

“It tastes better with a win,” Pujols said. “I knew this year, it was going to happen, whether it was tonight, tomorrow, two months from now. So my goal was just to prepare myself every day to try to help this organization win.”

Pujols is the first player to collect his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, according to STATS. About three months past his 34th birthday, he’s also the third-youngest to get to 500; Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx were both 32.

About three months past his 34th birthday, Albert Pujols became the third-youngest player to reach 500 home runs with his pair Tuesday. Only Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx were younger.

Making a quick recent surge, Pujols has eight homers this season, all in the past 13 games. His five RBIs on Tuesday gave him the team lead with 19.

“The homers he’s hit this year, they’ve been long ones. He’s squaring balls up,” Angels outfielder Mike Trout said. “That’s the Albert I’m used to seeing. Full, healthy, 100 percent healthy.”

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