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Albert Pujols is a big hit in Angels' loss
Albert Pujols is a big hit in Angels' loss

On the West Coast, a slugger has a milestone coming up that his team's owner will be delighted to pay. There will be no threats, no contractual loopholes, no suggestion that a team that markets ballpark dirt cannot market a milestone. When Albert Pujols gets his 3,000th hit, the Angels will salute him, with confetti and fireworks and a check for $3 million from grateful owner Arte Moreno. If he catches Barry Bonds at 763 home runs, the Angels will pay him another $7 million. That probably is not going to happen — but, after the past week, never say never. Pujols hit his sixth home run in six games Tuesday, in the Angels' 6-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. "When he...

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