Pujols ends longest HR drought of career

Pujols ends longest HR drought of career

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ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 06: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits his first home run of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 6, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Posted on May 6, 2012 at 4:37 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols has hit his first regular-season home run since joining the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest drought of his 12-year career after 33 games and 139 at-bats.

Pujols' two-run shot into the left-field bullpen Sunday came in the fifth inning against Toronto's Drew Hutchison.

Pujols was playing his 28th game for the Angels since leaving St. Louis and signing a $240 million, 10-year contract.

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The three-time NL MVP hit seven home runs in spring training. His regular-season drought began last year with the Cardinals.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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