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Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar send Angels to seventh straight win, 8-1 over A's

Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar send Angels to seventh straight win, 8-1 over A's

Nick Tropeano morphed into Nolan Ryan for 62/3 innings, Albert Pujols channeled his inner Chone Figgins, and the Angels on Tuesday continued to barrel their way toward the tape with a finishing kick that would make former Olympic gold-medalist Dave Wottle proud.

Tropeano racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts — more than double his previous high — while allowing one run and three hits, and Pujols, sore right foot and all, had three hits, three runs — and a stolen base — as the Angels manhandled the Oakland Athletics, 8-1, in Angel Stadium.

The Angels' seventh straight win and 11th in 14 games moved them past Houston and into the second American League...

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