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Albert Pujols, Mike Trout power Angels to 6-1 win over defending champs

Albert Pujols, Mike Trout power Angels to 6-1 win over defending champs

Albert Pujols showed Monday night that he is not finished yet, that his slow start might have been more a product of poor luck than declining skill and that he remains in pursuit of vaunted records.

The 36-year-old launched two home runs at Angel Stadium after hitting only two through the season's first 20 days, and the Angels rode them to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Both came against Ian Kennedy fastballs and both landed a foot or two beyond the outfield fence. The first was boomed to left-center, 396 feet from home plate. The second was sliced to left field, a 371-foot shot.

Pujols began the hot streak Sunday with a...

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