It would have been hard to imagine Albert Pujols' first month with the Los Angeles Angels going much worse.
Although he's opening May against perhaps one of the worst pitchers in baseball, it still might not be enough to get him out of his funk.
Pujols and the Angels look to put a disappointing April behind them Tuesday night when they face Minnesota's Francisco Liriano.
Despite defeating the hapless Twins 4-3 in Monday's series opener at Angel Stadium, Los Angeles (8-15) still finished with the third-worst April in the franchise's 52-year history and is nine games back of AL West-leading Texas.
Pujols was in the middle of the mess, concluding the month with no homers, four RBIs, a .217 batting average and a .265 on-base percentage - all career lows for a single month in which he appeared in at least 11 games.
"We're glad, and we hope we don't oblige and let him get one," said Ron Gardenhire, manager of the major league-worst Twins (6-16).
Pujols, who ended a nine-game stretc...