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Pujols Crushes Home Run No. 521 In Angels Victory

Pujols ties three Hall of Famers for 18th overall.

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.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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