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Angels’ Albert Pujols ties Sammy Sosa on all-time homer list

BALTIMORE — Albert Pujols hit the 609th homer of his career on Friday night, tying Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a player born outside of the United States. Pujols and Sosa, both born in the Dominican Republic, are tied for 8th on the all-time homer list. Pujols’ 18th homer of the season put […]

Angels rally for 6-3 victory over the Mariners and to get back into a wild-card playoff spot

Luis Valbuena's two-run homer in the seventh inning pulled the Angels even with the Mariners. In the eighth, Albert Pujols added a two-run double to complete the rally and the Angels’ 6-3 victory over Seattle on Saturday night. For the third straight game, the Mariners saw their bullpen problems...

Angels again expose Mariners bullpen, rally for 6-3 victory

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Luis Valbuena's two-run homer in the seventh inning pulled Los Angeles even, Albert Pujols added a two-run double in the eighth and the Angels rallied for a 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners        

Angels Notes: Mike Scioscia still confident Albert Pujols is the best fit at No. 3 spot

SEATTLE — Albert Pujols has seen many of his numbers drop to unfamiliar territory, but not his spot in the batting order. Manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday afternoon addressed the elephant-in-the-room question of whether Pujols is still the best choice to hit in the No. 3 spot, behind Mike Trout. “Albert right now is not […]

Seven-run inning, dominant start by JC Ramirez lead Angels past Phillies

ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols scored from second base on a shallow outfield hit Wednesday. The slowest player in baseball plodded around third and slid safely into home plate ahead of the throw from Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera. After receiving a perfunctory tag, Pujols stood up and put his right hand on the shoulder […]

Pujols' 608th homer, 5 RBIs power Angels past Phillies, 7-1

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Albert Pujols hit a two-run double and a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Philadelphia Phillies' five-game winning streak with a 7-1 victory        

Resurgent Albert Pujols drives in five runs in Angels’ 7-1 victory over Phillies

ANAHEIM — This is the way Albert Pujols’ Angels career goes. There will be slumps that spark all the talk about his demise. And then he will remind you that there is some thunder left in is bat. Pujols homered and drove in five runs in the Angels’ 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on […]

Simmons slugs Angels to 7-3 win over Red Sox

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Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking two-run home run, Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox        

Angels' Albert Pujols heads to top of another page in baseball's record book

The Angels staged a lovely ceremony for Albert Pujols over the weekend, commemorating his 600th home run with a celebration highlighted when the fan that caught the milestone ball threw the first pitch — and Pujols caught it. Pujols ranks ninth on the all-time list in home runs; he could become...

Angels are not buying analytics report on Albert Pujols

The Angels are not averse to analytics. They have six full-time analytics staffers, up from zero two years ago. But there are days when analytics make you shake your head, and Monday was one of those days for the Angels. According to Fangraphs, Albert Pujols entered play Monday as the least valuable...

Miller: Angels’ Pujols KO attempt failed to even faze the Dodgers

The deal was gargantuan enough to reshape the futures of two franchises, Albert Pujols bringing strength to the Angels’ lineup while weakening the Dodgers’ everything else. One Southern California columnist wrote the free-agent signing “could change the local sports landscape forever.” A commentator at ESPN said the addition of Pujols gave the Angels “the opportunity […]

Angels pull away and pound Tigers 11-4 to win series

DETROIT — Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly to cap a four-run fifth inning and the Angels added six runs in the seventh, routing the Detroit Tigers 11-4 on Thursday. J.C. Ramirez (6-4) gave up four runs allowing the Tigers to take an early 4-1 lead and 10 hits over five innings. Michael Fulmer […]

Albert Pujols ranks among greatest players in fantasy baseball history

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Milestone 600th home run reminds fantasy owners how dominant slugger has been throughout his career.        

The Astros have won 10 in a row

Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the recently unstoppable Astros, Albert Pujols’ 600th homer, and the start of the NCAA tourney. Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day. Show More Summary

Angels Notes: Kole Calhoun heating up

ANAHEIM — Two Angels players have hit three homers in the past week. One of them reached No. 600, and the other reached No. 77. While Albert Pujols rightly took the attention with his milestone homer in the Angels’ 7-2 victory on Saturday night, it was noteworthy that Kole Calhoun also belted his third homer […]

With Albert Pujols on the bench, Angels go quietly in loss to Twins

ANAHEIM — Representing the tying run and standing on first base in the ninth inning, Ben Revere took off for second base. As soon as he hit the ground, he could feel that he might be in trouble. Revere had the bag stolen, but his momentum carried him past the base, and he was tagged […]

600 and counting: A look at what Albert Pujols still brings

ANAHEIM — As Albert Pujols approached and reached the 600-homer milestone, he found himself at the intersection of who he was, who he is and who he can still be. Pujols is indisputably a first-ballot Hall of Famer, a status he had secured the moment he finished the 10 big league seasons required for eligibility. Since […]

Congrats Albert Pujols on hitting 600 home runs

Go figure I was channel surfing between the Angels game and the NCAA regional baseball game in Long Beach when Pujols hit a grand slam for his 600th home run of his career - I may have missed the milestone by moments and figured something finally happened when I tuned back into the Angel game. Show More Summary

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