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Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. Wilson allowed one run in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Angels had a season-high 17 hits in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo and John Hester also connected for the Angels, who have won 12 of 16 overall and 12 of their last 13 road games. The four home runs were a season high.
Pujols doubled and hit his 12th homer, a two-run shot in the fifth inning off Brian Matusz. Pujols has now homered in 33 ballparks off 282 different pitchers.
Wilson (9-4) gave up six hits, struck out two and walked two to improve to 5-0 in seven starts since May 18.
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