It's hard to believe we're already through two months of the regular season, and yet, here we are, with the calendar flipping to June.The first third of the season ended with numerous highs -- Jose Pujols nearing home run No. 600, Josh Donaldson's fifth-deck homer, the Astros scoring 40 runs
It's hard to believe we're already through two months of the regular season, and yet, here we are, with the calendar flipping to June.
The first third of the season ended with numerous highs -- Jose Pujols nearing home run No. 600, Josh Donaldson's fifth-deck homer, the Astros scoring 40 runs in a three-game series vs. the Twins, among others -- and a few lows as well, such as Michael Trout's thumb injury.
There's no doubting the 2017 season has been filled with exciting games across the league on a daily basis, and the intrigue continues as we open a new month of baseball with an abbreviated slate of matchups, streaming live on MLB.TV.
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Here's what to watch for tonight:
Pujols chasing No. 600: MIN@LAA, 10:07 p.m. ET
The man they call "The Machine" is looking to become the ninth player in Major League history to reach 600 home runs after clubbing No. 599 Tuesday evening off longtime hurler Bartolo Colon.
Every Pujols at-bat is must-see television as he seeks to join one of the most exclusive clubs in the game of baseball. The 17-year veteran says he's aware of how close he is, but is trying to concentrate on winning baseball games.
"When I play the game during the season, it's hard for me to focus on what's in front of me," Pujols said Tuesday. "I'm aware of the history, don't get me wrong. I respect that, but I think that's the kind of distraction I don't want to bring into the game."
All eyes are on you, Albert.
Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C.