Albert Pujols hits three HRs as Angels sweep Red Sox in doubleheader

Tuesday July 21st, 2015

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is red hot, hitting three home runs on Monday in a doubleheader against the Red Sox and edging teammate Mike Trout for the major-league lead with 29.

Pujols also passed Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt for 15th on the all-time home run list with the third blast of the day, his 549th.

Pujols now trails only the YankeesAlex Rodriguez in career home runs among active players. 

The Angels won 11–1 and 7–3, respectively, after their scheduled game on Sunday was rained out. It was the first Angels home game postponed due to rain since 1995.

Angels use helicopter to dry field following rain storm

Pujols started the afternoon off with this shot.

Here's the home run in Game 2 that tied Schmidt.

And here's the shot that passed Schmidt.

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