Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Albert Pujols' go-ahead, two-run homer in the
eighth inning proved to be the difference-maker in the Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim's 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a brief two-game
interleague series at Angel Stadium.
Howie Kendrick drove in one run, while Pujols also provided a sacrifice fly
for the Angels, who entered the game after being swept in a four-game series
by the lowly Houston Astros.
Robert Coello (2-1) earned the win after tossing a scoreless eighth inning.
Pujols, who last homered on May 23, went deep off Carlos Villanueva (1-4), who
was charged with the loss. Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz and Alfonso Soriano
all drove in one run apiece for the Cubs, losers of three straight.
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