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Pujols Crushes Home Run No. 521 In Angels Victory

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s first baseman Albert Pujols crushed a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma to left field in the first inning to give the club an early 2-0 lead.

The blast was Pujols 521st of his career which ties him with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th on the all-time list.

The Angels added two more runs in the first and one in the second to take an early 5-0 lead. The Mariners added a run in the third on Brad Miller‘s first home run of the season. After the early explosion, the Angels offense would be kept off the board for the rest of the game.  Seattle added two more in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run home run by Kyle Seager also scoring Robinson Cano (2 for 4), who hit his second double of the game.

The Angels held on and shut down the Mariners the rest of the way to earn a 5-3 victory and are now 2-1 and the Mariners dropped to 1-2.

As for Pujols, the way he crushed the ball, there is no question that this season he will reach many milestones in the home run category. He is just 15 shy of reaching Mickey Mantle for 16th on the all-time list.

One Comment

  1. Bevo Martini

    April 9, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Actually, Albert Pujols has almost 1,100 extra-bases
    in just 15 years, and that´s a record. No one has ever
    done that before.

    In terms of greatness…the machine is second to none

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