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Angels' Albert Pujols prefers playing the field
Angels' Albert Pujols prefers playing the field

Albert Pujols played first base Thursday, just the way he and the Angels like it. Pujols got one hit, and he was robbed of another. In the field, he ranged far to his right and made a diving stop to keep a single within the infield. He also got the Angels out of a one-out jam by nimbly starting a 3-6-1 double play. He was not the star of the Angels' 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. David Freese doubled home two tiebreaking runs in the fourth inning, and Matt Shoemaker and three relievers combined to hold the Astros to two hits over the final six innings. Still, Pujols remains a star attraction. The season is just past the halfway point, with these curious...

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