Pujols blasts first-inning shot for first spring homer

Pujols blasts first-inning shot for first spring homer

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Albert Pujols is on the board.

The Angels' first baseman took a 2-2 fastball from Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson in the first inning Thursday and crushed it well over the fence in left-center field, toward the back of the lawn section at Camelback Ranch for his first home run of the spring.

It was the first of two hits for Pujols, who added an RBI single up the middle in the second. He's now 10-for-27 in Cactus League play.

"He did what really good hitters should do with a fastball down the middle -- hit it about 500 feet," Anderson said.

 

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