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Albert Pujols finally got the homerun monkey off his back.  The all-star first baseman went yard for the first time in an Angels’ uniform, as Los Angeles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, 4-3.

Pujols suffered through the worst homerless drought of his career – after signing a monster 10 year, $240 million contract – going an astounding 110 at bats without hitting the ball out of the park.

In fact, Pujols’ productivity was so low that he began to hear boos from the home crowd; a first in what has so far been a flawless career.  The first baseman, who is known for hitting for average as well as power, has managed to hit only .196 in 2012, despite a career average of .326.

The Angels were among a small group of preseason favorites to win the American League, and possibly even go on to win the World Series.  Right now, however, they sit with a 12-17 record and are currently in the basement of the AL West Division.  Pujols’ success goes hand in hand with the that of his ballclub.  The Los Angeles Angels need the Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals to make his way to Anaheim.

Do you think that Pujols will break through and wind up with respectable numbers to justify his contract?

 

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