Pujols Goes Yard Twice To Lead Angels Past Rangers

Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Albert Pujols didn’t have to wait nearly as long for his first home run this year. He had to wait awhile for another chance to swing the bat, though.

Then he homered again.

Pujols went deep in his only two plate appearances that weren’t intentional walks to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.

Exactly a month earlier than he hit his first homer in his debut season for the Angels last year, Pujols drove a two-run shot to the lawn in center field off Matt Harrison in the first inning and watched Hamilton strike out twice behind him after taking two of three intentional walks.

The next – and last – time the Rangers let him swing, Pujols homered off reliever Jason Frasor in the sixth.

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