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Cesar Puello's first hit helps Angels defeat Orioles 5-1

Cesar Puello's first hit helps Angels defeat Orioles 5-1

The long-awaited major league debut for Cesar Puello began when he met Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.

It peaked when Puello drove in the go-ahead run with his first major league hit, and it ended with Puello securing the last out of the Angels’ 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball can work in funny ways, and it can also reward the perseverance that Puello displayed in a 10-year path to the majors that came to fruition Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

“I came here and I got a good opportunity and thank God for [helping me persevere],” Puello said. “I’m very thankful to be here.”

Puello spent eight years in the New York Mets’ organization, first as a non-drafted...

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