Albert Pujols Goes 2-5 in Helping to Defeat the New York Yankees

The Associated Press reports that C.J. Wilson beat the Yankees for the first time in his career, while “Albert Pujols and his teammates teed off and the [Los Angeles] Angels romped past New York [Yankees] 7-1 Saturday. Howie Kendrick, Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells homered as the Angels ended their three-game skid and stopped New York’s winning streak at four.”

Dominican slugger Pujols “got into the swing, too, after a quiet start with his new club. He singled sharply his first time up, then hit an RBI double that one-hopped the center-field wall. He later lined out twice and flied out to the fence in left. The three-time NL [Most Valuable Player] is still looking for his first home run of the year. He hasn’t connected in eight games—that matches his longest homer drought at the start of a season, also done in 2008 with [the] St. Louis [Cardinals].”

Meanwhile, Diario Libre emphasizes the performances of Pujols and other Caribbean players on both teams. Dominican player Robinson Canó had a single and scored a run for the Yankees in the fifth inning. For the Angels, Dominicans Erick Aybar went 1-5 with a run scored, and Pujols 2-5 with one RBI; Cuban player Kendrys Morales went 0-5; and Venezuelan Alberto Callaspo went 0-3. For the Yankees, Dominicans Canó 1-4 with an RBI and Eduardo Núñez 1-3 with a run scored.

[Many thanks to Rod Fusco for his editorial input (and his help in clarifying details for this baseball illiterate).]

For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.diariolibre.com/deportes/2012/04/14/i332201_index.html

For article in English, see http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wilson-pujols-team-angels-stop-202138869–mlb.html and http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/other_mlb/view/20120414cj_wilson_and_albert_pujols_team_up_angels_stop_yankees_7-1/srvc=home&position=recent

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