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Albert Pujols' grand slam for Angels wasn't a product of positive thinking

Albert Pujols' grand slam for Angels wasn't a product of positive thinking

When Albert Pujols stepped to the plate in the seventh inning with the bases loaded, one out and the Angels trailing the Oakland Athletics by two runs Friday night, he set his expectations a little low. "In that situation, man, you just want to stay away from the double play," Pujols said. "You don't want to be a rally killer." A Tony Robbins, power-of-positive-thinking moment, it was not, but that had no bearing on what happened next. Pujols tore into an Edward Mujica pitch and sent a low laser screaming over the wall just inside the left-field foul pole for his 13th career grand slam, the key hit in an eight-run rally that lifted the Angels to an improbable...

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