Found May 08, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
If Albert Pujols can continue emerging from his slump, the Los Angeles Angels might have a good chance for their longest win streak of the season. The Angels will seek that fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night against the major league-worst Minnesota Twins. Pujols hit his first home run since signing a 10-year, 240 million deal with Los Angeles (13-17) on Sunday, and the end to his longest regular-season homerless drought of his career was also the star first baseman's sixth hit in 57 at-bats. He followed that two-RBI day by driving in two more runs during an 8-3 win in Monday's opener of a three-game series at Target Field. Pujols pushed across the game's first run on a groundout then singled in another in the seventh inning. Alberto Callaspo also had a two-run homer and an RBI single. Pujols and the Angels will try to get their search for a fourth straight win and their fifth in 14 road games off to a strong start against Twins left-hander Scott Diamond, who ...
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