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Joe Smith (baseball)

Pujols hits 35th home run as Angels take series from A's

Albert Pujols has been saying for about 15 years now that he will reflect on the many milestones and special home runs once his career is through, and he still hopes that is many seasons down the road. "I've been blessed my whole career," Pujols said. "I was born to play this game and to hit." Healthy legs powering him again at last, Pujols hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 35-homer seasons in their first 15 years, leading the Los Angeles Angels past AL ERA leader Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Wednesday. He is eager to do anything to keep the Angels in the playoff mix. "Albert's obviously put together a Hall of...