Albert Pujols’ 599th homer starts Angels’ 9-3 romp over Braves

Albert Pujols’ 599th homer starts Angels’ 9-3 romp over Braves

When Albert Pujols reached 500 career home runs, he improbably hit Nos. 499 and 500 on the same night, three years ago in Washington. On Tuesday at Angel Stadium, Pujols had the opportunity to one-up himself and complete his latest milestone within the same inning.

He could not, but he aided the…

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Mike Trout gets advice from Chris Paul and Andrelton Simmons on thumb injury

Mike Trout gets advice from Chris Paul and Andrelton Simmons on thumb injury

Clippers guard Chris Paul visited Angel Stadium on Monday to celebrate his son’s birthday. He had planned to meet with Mike Trout. It happened to be the same day that Trout learned he had torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Paul tore that ligament in January. His surgery was performed…