Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Booed and benched in the previous two games, first baseman Albert Pujols finally broke out with his first home run as an Angel on Sunday. Pujols was booed as he went hitless in Friday's shutout by the Blue Jays. Angels fans were frustrated with the sub-.200, 0-homer start by their $246 million man. After the game, Pujols said he deserved it but promised there would be more cheers in the future. Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn't give Pujols a chance to hear cheers or boos Saturday. He benched the slumping slugger for the first time this season, even telling Pujols not to take batting practice. "We want to give him a little breather, a day to refresh, get him off the treadmill and get him back in there (Sunday)," Scioscia said. Pujols was so anxious to get back in the lineup Sunday that he showed up at 7:30 a.m., five hours before game time. After flying out and striking out in his first two at-bats, his career-long homer-less streak had stretched to 110 at-...
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