Pujols’ 2 HRs power Angels past White Sox 8-1 for sweep

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Albert Pujols #5 is congratulated by Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after hitting a two-run homerun during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox looks on. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols hit a pair of two-run homers, Jered Weaver pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed an emphatic three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

Pujols connected in the first and fourth innings of his 53rd multi-homer game. He has 577 career homers as he pursues Mark McGwire (583) for 10th place on baseball’s career list.

Five Angels drove in a run while lighting up Jacob Turner (0-1) over the first five innings. He yielded seven hits and eight runs in his debut for the White Sox, who have lost four straight.

After their worst first half since 1992, the injury-plagued Halos (40-52) returned with three outstanding starts while outscoring Chicago 16-1.

Weaver (8-7) limited the White Sox to six hits and one walk as Los Angeles won for the seventh time in nine games overall.


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