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Albert Pujols hits first two homers in Angels uniform

Mar 14, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

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Already off to a 6-for-14 start this spring, Albert Pujols made some more noise Wednesday, homering in both of his official at-bats against the White Sox.

Pujols delivered a three-run homer off Chris Sale in the first. He was then plunked by Sale next time up, though there was nothing deliberate about it. In the fifth, he hit his second homer, that off White Sox prospect Anthony Carter.

Pujols was pulled before his fourth plate appearance, leaving him with a .500 average through 16 at-bats. Still, it’s arguable whether he’s having the best spring of Angels hitters. Howie Kendrick, who has been batting second ahead of Pujols, went 3-for-3 with a homer today to raise his average to .611.

  1. sir1389 - Mar 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    I don’t think his ability to hit home runs should be in question. The big question is will he continue to stay healthy enough to play enough games during the season to match his Cardinal years’ numbers. Its that uncertainty that allowed me to be ok with him leaving StL in the first place.

  2. steelersredsoxnation - Mar 14, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    The AL has always been the tougher league but with the big power swing of pujols and fielder coming over from the NL it’s going to get even tougher. Red sox, Yankees, rangers, tigers and angels are all going to be very good teams. The AL is going to need that extra wild card spot just to get all teams deserving a playoff spot in there. Can’t wait for the season to start go sox!

  3. okwhitefalcon - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    I think AP is going to have a monster season, dude rises to the occasion with something to prove.

    $250 million + is a helluva lot to prove..

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      No doubt Falcon. I expect a great year from him as well. And Howie is gonna’ love hitting in front of him. It’s not a coincidence he is hitting as well as he is either. They are gonna’ force feed him fastballs all year hitting in front of AP.

  4. eastcoastblows - Mar 15, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    A’s win west and sweep season series with the Los Angles Angels of Orange County

  5. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Mar 15, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    Um, this is spring training right?

  6. drsodrel - Mar 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    the A’s have no offense to compete with the halos or the rangers. they’ll be battling the mariners for 3rd all year

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