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Pujols takes over with 2 HRs

ARLINGTON, Texas — Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.

Pujols hit a two-run shot off Matt Harrison in the first inning. Pujols was walked intentionally three times to get to Hamilton, who struck out twice and flied out.

Hamilton, who is 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts, said of the intentional walks: "I would have done the same thing."

Pujols defended Hamilton: "We're only five games into the season. Let the guy settle down.''

The other time the Rangers let him swing, Pujols homered in the sixth.

Tommy Hanson, who gave up three runs over six innings in his Angels debut after arriving in an offseason trade with Atlanta.

Hamilton was again booed loudly and his wife called security during Friday's game because fans were shouting insults and obscenities at their family. The family watched from a suite Saturday; one wasn't available Friday.

Angels 8

Rangers 4

Pujols takes over with 2 HRs 04/06/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:55pm]
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