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Pujols, Angels come up with nothing in series against Indians

Pujols, Angels come up with nothing in series against Indians

Fifteen times, Albert Pujols batted this week against the Cleveland Indians. Fifteen times, he walked back to the Angels’ dugout without a hit.

For the first time in his career, he went 0 for 15 in a series, absent anything productive.

“He hit a line-drive foul and hit one ball hard to right-center,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of his No. 3 hitter’s performance in a 2-1 loss Thursday. “But, yeah, he’s a little out of sync at the plate.”

Asked if he felt out of sync, Pujols pushed back.

“Why, because I went 0-for?” he asked. “That’s not the first time in my career.”

Told Scioscia had said it, Pujols said to ask the manager again.

“I’m not out of...

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