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Angels break slump with 5-2 victory over Houston Astros

Angels break slump with 5-2 victory over Houston Astros

Houstonians still fear Albert Pujols, and on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park he proved that their dread is deserved. At the site of many of his biggest home runs, Pujols launched one more against the Astros, snapping the Angels’ six-game losing streak with one vicious swing.

Facing young Houston right-hander Joe Musgrove with two teammates in scoring position, Pujols punished a fifth-inning fastball left high and inside.

The baseball towered up, seemed bound to hit the roof, and eventually curled inside the left-field foul pole. The three-run home run supplied the difference in the Angels 5-2 victory.

“You’re always pleased any time you get an opportunity to help the...

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