KEY MOMENT: Carlos Perez won the game with his walk-off homer, but that wouldn't have been possible without a two-run rally off reliever
AT THE PLATE: With Kole Calhoun, who singled, aboard in the first, Pujols got a green light on a 3-and-0 pitch from James Paxton and drove it over the left-center field wall for his 525th career homer. It was the seventh time in his career Pujols has hit a 3-0 pitch for a homer. The first baseman is 11 for 30 (.367) in an eight-game hit streak to raise his average from .177 to .239. Calhoun returned to the leadoff spot after batting cleanup for five games, a move Manager
ON THE MOUND: Setup man
ON THE FARM: Organizational depth at shortstop has been thinned by left-shoulder injuries to Eric Stamets (double-A Arkansas), Roberto Baldoquin (Class-A Inland Empire) and Jake Yacinich (Class-A Burlington). The injury to Stamets is the most serious of the three—he will be sidelined for several weeks. … Left-hander Hunter Green, a second-round pick in 2013, suffered another setback, a stress fracture in his elbow that will sideline him for several months. Green missed all of 2014 because of a back injury.