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Jul 21, 2015 12:46 AM

Pujols blasts 3 HRs as Angels beat Sox 11-1, 7-3 in DHer

The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols hit three homers while the Angels swept a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, connecting twice and seizing the major league lead from Mike Trout during Los Angeles' 7-3 victory in the nightcap.

Trout also homered and rookie Andrew Heaney pitched seven strong innings in the second game of the Angels' first home doubleheader since 2003. Pujols, Kole Calhoun and David Freese homered during an 11-1 win in the first game.

Pujols homered in both games of a doubleheader for the first time in his career. He caught and passed Mike Schmidt for 15th place in baseball history, hitting his 549th career homer in the seventh.

Trout pulled even with Pujols with his 28th homer in the fifth, but Pujols nudged back ahead with his 29th.


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