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Three Up, Three Down: Scooter Gennett makes his mark

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, we have an unlikely history-maker, a revival north of the border, an veteran looking like...
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Pujols credits wife for advice before 600th homer

Albert Pujols became the ninth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runs on Saturday night, and he did it with an assist from his wife.Pujols admitted he had been pressing a bit trying to hit the milestone home run and credited his wife, Diedre, for texting him hitting advice during the game.“Before I hit the home run, she told me, ‘You need to stay back and...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols hits No. 600, remains worst DH in the league

Albert Pujols hit a home run on Saturday. It was a grand slam. It was the 600th of his career. Lots of people are celebrating it. Here you can see proof that Albert Pujols can still hit balls far: But let me just remind you that beyond the pretty numbers — the 42 RBIs and 600th home run — Albert Pujols is the worst DH in the league. That’s indisputable. Pujols has the worst...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pujols hit his 600th homer on a grand slam

We wondered earlier this week why Albert Pujols’s chase for 600 home runs wasn’t a bigger deal. Now, though, it’s moot, as he’s gotten there.There’s not a whole lot to add here, beyond the fact that the Angels were playing the Twins, the bases were loaded, and Albert Pujols had 599 home runs going into the at-bat.Here’s the Angels call on Fox Sports West: Here’s the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa says Cardinals ’embarrassed’ Albert Pujols

The 2011 World Series marked the final games in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for both manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols (though La Russa would return for the 2012 All-Star Game).La Russa retired and Pujols signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. On Friday, Brenden Schaeffer‏ of KMOV quoted La Russa, who criticized the Cardinals...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins turned their first triple play since 2006

Triple plays are always fun, and the Minnesota Twins pulled off an epic one Thursday night in Anaheim against the Angels. Albert Pujols and Yunel Escobar singled to start the bottom of the fourth inning, but Jefry Marte then hit a ground ball to third base off Adalberto Mejia. Miguel Sano gloved it and stepped on the bag, then fired to Brian Dozier at second, who relayed it over...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout's loss leads to an early end of the road for the Angels

The Anaheim Angels lost 6-3 to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. It was their second loss in as many days, after dropping their Sunday series finale against the Miami Marlins as well. And while it is few and far between that a series against the Marlins holds any true weight these days, for the 2017 Angels, it could very well prove to be the line in the sand for their hopes for this...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols is nearing 600 homers, and no one seems to care

From 2001 to 2011, Albert Pujols was one of the greatest hitters baseball has ever seen. Pujols burst onto the MLB scene with 37 homers and a 1.013 OPS as a rookie in 2001. Even with that insane production, people were skeptical he could keep it up. He had never landed on any top-40 prospect lists, and here he was quickly becoming as good of a hitter as anyone in the league (well...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI on Albert Pujols’ hamstring comes back clean

The Los Angeles Angels got some good news on the status of Albert Pujols.Pujols felt his hamstring get tight on him when he tried stretching a hit into a double on Wednesday. He was not in the lineup for Friday’s game and underwent an MRI on his hamstring, which he said came back clean.According to the OC Register’s Jeff Fletcher, Pujols called himself day-to-day and said he...
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May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

White Sox lose after walk-off hit bounces off Leury Garcia’s face

Talk about adding insult to injury.The Chicago White Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 in 11 innings on Tuesday night on a walk-off hit from Albert Pujols.Pujols was up with the bases loaded, the game tied, and one out. He hit a ball to center that was misplayed by Leury Garcia, who took the ball off his face, allowing the winning run to score: Even if Garcia made the catch...
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May 17, 2017  |  Discuss

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