BALLWIN -- Adam Wainwright walked up to Albert Pujols on Monday morning at the Meadowbrook Country Club and gave him a nice hug befitting of former teammates who remain friends.
Wainwright then stepped back and, a bit sheepishly, immediately brought up the ninth-inning hit he allowed to Pujols that started the Angels' winning rally last Thursday.
Pujols could not resist. With a big smile, he immediately let Wainwright know that he should not have thrown him another curve. But sensing one was coming, Pujols singled for his first and only hit of the three-game series.
"Why didn't you blow that cutter or a fastball by me," Pujols asked. "That's what you should have done. Another curve? I got that."
On the previous pitch of the at-bat, Pujols had laid off a cutter to even the count at 2-2. On the next pitch, the sixth of the at-bat, Wainwright stayed with his cutter-curve pattern and fed Pujols another curve. Pujols promptly lined it softly to left for a single that ignited the A...