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Pujols and Angels get a scare in win over Rangers

Pujols and Angels get a scare in win over Rangers

The batting average, on-base and slugging percentages are nowhere near what he posted during his 11-year career in St. Louis, but Albert Pujols left no doubt Tuesday night that he is still capable of driving the ball out of the park.

Pujols crushed a pair of three-run home runs in an 8-6 victory over the Texas Rangers in Angel Stadium, giving the 36-year-old slugger two multi-homer games in three days and 54 in his career.

Pujols’ 18th and 19th homers of the season gave him 579 homers in his career, four shy of Mark McGwire for 10th place on baseball’s all-time list, and pushed the Angels to their fifth straight win and ninth win in 11 games.

The Angels,...

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