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Trout, Pujols Lift Angels to 7-2 Win Over Astros

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Mike Trout had a three-run double and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in a big third inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Friday night.

Mike Trout, Albert Pujols lead Angels past the Astros, 7-2

16 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Mike Trout had a three-run double and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in a big third inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros, 7-2, on Friday night.  The home run was the 570th of Pujols' career, moving him past Rafael Palmeiro and alone into 12th on baseball's all-time list....

Big leaguers turn to innovative pregame routines to improve in-game results

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Albert Pujols is a creature of habit when it comes to preparing for a game. The Angels slugger performs 11 different hitting-off-a-tee drills and an extensive soft-toss ritual before he steps into the batting cage. “I’ve been doing the same routine every day since I got to the big leagues in 2001,”...

Johnny Giavotella an unusual choice for No. 5 spot in Angels lineup, but it could work

Albert Pujols hit 13 home runs last June. Johnny Giavotella has hit 10 home runs in his major league career. Yet there was Giavotella batting fifth for the Angels on Tuesday, the guy on deck when Pujols bats and opponents say, “Pitch to a Hall of Famer with 569 career home runs, or pitch around...

Nick Tropeano delivers again as Albert Pujols blasts two-run homer in Angels' 2-0 win

For the Angels, May 6 was a black Friday indeed. Their ace, Garrett Richards, hit the disabled list. The depth chart on their team website listed three starting pitchers.Little more than two weeks later, the Angels actually have depth. C.J. Wilson is on his way back. Tim Lincecum is coming soon....

Pujols Hits 569th Homer, Angels Beat Rangers 2-0

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run, the 569th of his career, and Nick Tropeano threw 6 2/3 strong innings to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Monday night.

Venezuelan players on the Angels try not to focus on the chaos in their homeland

Rafael Ortega waited a lifetime for this opportunity, to be in the Angels lineup on nearly a daily basis alongside the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Ortega, a 24-year-old outfielder, had played in only two major league games before this season. Promoted from triple A as a temporary replacement...

Albert Pujols, Mike Trout help fuel Angels' offensive surge

Albert Pujols has been playing major league baseball long enough -- 16 years, to be exact -- to know that some things are almost impossible to explain. Like how the Angels could score 36 runs in five games, including Monday night’s 7-6 victory over the Dodgers, after scoring only 24 runs in their...

Angels Edge Dodgers 7-6 in Freeway Series Opener

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Albert Pujols and Mike Trout combined to drive in six runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 7-6 on Monday night for their fourth straight win in the opener of the Freeway Series.

Albert Pujols says he's found a key to fixing his swing, but he won't say what it is

He won't say what, but Albert Pujols insists he found something in his swing three weeks ago, upon the Angels' return from a 10-game trip. He was hitting.132 then, mired in a massive, 0-for-26 slump that led him to a video session, where he says he recognized the issue that must not be named....

Angels go the distance, beat the Mariners, 9-7, win ninth inning rally

Albert Pujols saved the Angels bullpen from bearing another loss Saturday night, lining a three-run home run in the ninth inning and reversing the course of a whirlwind night at Safeco Field. His shot to left off Seattle closer Steve Cishek gave the Angels a 9-7 win over the Mariners. It came after...

Pujols' Three-Run HR in Ninth Gives Angels 9-7 Win

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to fuel a second Angels rally in Los Angeles' 9-7 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Is 2016 the Year Albert Pujols' Contract Goes from Bad to Embarrassing?

The Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols has been many things in his brilliant MLB career: a three-time MVP, a 10-time All-Star and two-time world champion. Now, he may be adding another, far less flattering label: albatross. At age 36, Pujols is a shell of his former self. Show More Summary

Kole Calhoun moves in Angels lineup, and Manager Mike Scioscia says he might stay there

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

In an effort to spark a struggling offense, Manager Mike Scioscia moved Kole Calhoun, who spent most of 2014 and 2015 batting in front of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, from the fifth to the second spot in the lineup Sunday. Calhoun, who singled, walked and struck out twice in a 3-1 loss to the...

Story Finishes April with 17 Extra-Base Hits, Including 10 Home Runs

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story finished April with 17 extra-base hits, joining Joe DiMaggio (23 in May 1936) and Albert Pujols (17 in April 2001) as the only players since 1900 to record 17 or more extra-base hits during the...Show More Summary

Around the horn: Albert Pujols is in rare company of players with multi-homer games

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Albert Pujols of the Angels has 52 multi-homer games in his career. Only six players since 1980 have had more than that. Who are they? Answer at end. … The Atlanta Braves have hit four home runs this season through Thursday's game, a total matched or exceeded by 36 players. The Braves ended a 15-game...

Angels come apart in sixth inning of loss to Rangers, 4-2

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Angels had a rally going. Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun had knocked back-to-back singles to start Friday's sixth inning, and Andrelton Simmons, two for two on the night, was approaching the plate. But, watching the broadcast, Texas staffers saw that Pujols stepped off second for an instant...

Story Breaks Pujols' NL Rookie Record for Home Runs in April

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hit his ninth home run of the season during Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, breaking Albert Pujols' National League record—set in 2001—for most home runs by a rookie in April, per...Show More Summary

Pujols Passes Jackson for 13th Place on All-Time Home Runs List

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 13th place on the all-time home runs list during the third inning of Monday's 6-1 win over the Kansas City Royals, hitting career homer No. 564 to surpass Reggie...Show More Summary

Albert Pujols Passes Reggie Jackson on All-Time MLB Home Run List

Los Angeles Angels superstar Albert Pujols hit his 564th and 565th home runs Monday, surpassing Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and putting him 13th all time in career home runs. "Even to put my name with those legends in baseball before me is pretty special," Pujols said after passing Jackson, per Alden Gonzalez of Show More Summary

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