Recap: Washington vs. LA Angels

The Sports NetworkApril 21, 2014 

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Albert Pujols never faced Taylor Jordan over his 14-year career entering Tuesday's game at Nationals Park.

Jordan might like to keep it that way in the future.

Pujols joined elite company by hitting two homers off Jordan to reach the 500 home run club and help the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

Pujols, who entered the game with 498 round trippers, hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Jordan and then tagged the 25-year old again in the sixth, this time of the two-run variety.

The 34-year old became the first player in Major League history to hit No. 499 and No. 500 in the same game. He's 26th player to reach the milestone and just the fourth to do so in his first 14 seasons, joining Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez and Willie Mays.

Only Jimmie Foxx and Rodriguez were younger (both age 32) when they hit their milestone shot.

Tyler Skaggs (2-0) surrendered two runs on three hits, but walked four with five strikeouts over seven innings to earn the win.

Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar each collected two hits and scored a run for the Angels, while Mike Trout scored twice in Los Angeles' fifth straight win over the Nationals.

Jordan (0-3) was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on eight hits with five strikeouts over five innings in the setback.

For the second straight night, Washington was held to just three hits as a team. The Nationals did not record a hit past the third inning.

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