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Albert Pujols makes spring debut as Angels fall to Padres

Albert Pujols makes spring debut as Angels fall to Padres

The Angels fell to 9-4 in Cactus League play with a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols, who had surgery on the plantar fascia on his right foot last December, made his spring debut at designated hitter, grounding out twice to the left side and walking once. “Albert just needs some timing,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He looked fine swinging.” Pujols, 37, probably won’t play any first base this spring. He hit .268 with 31 homers and 119 runs batted in last season. The Angels managed only five hits, including Carlos Perez’s run-scoring bloop single in the second. Cameron Maybin, who lined into a...

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