ANAHEIM, California (AP) Albert Pujols needed a milestone to give the Los Angeles Angels their first lead of the week.
Pujols drove a go-ahead, two run-homers to the pits in the right-side center in the sixth inning for career hit No. 2,992 and the Angels beat the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night with 4: 3 to an ugly four Crack game-losing streak.
Mike Trout and Jefry Marte also went deep into the Angels and Garrett Richards matched his career with 11 strikeouts in six innings. The Giants missed 17 times.
Pujols, 38, scored a double chance against the left Derek Holland in the sixth without hesitation.
"I just got a good uphill and off and went with it," said Pujols, who went 1
He needs eight goals to become the 32nd member of the 3,000-hit club. He went 1 in 4 as a designated bat.
"At the moment, that's not my focus," said Pujols. "I wholeheartedly tell you what it is, I really do not think about it, the end of the day is not about my numbers, it's about helping this organization and helping that ball club win and that's mine Main goal every day. "
His manager and teammates enjoyed Homer.
"It's a big hit at the time," said manager Mike Scioscia. "He drove it the other way, which is a great sign for Albert, we did not do a lot of runs, we did not have many leads this week, so he's undoubtedly taken a big lift."
Trout waited on the top Level of shelter to hug Pujols Slugger started soaring teammates.
"We were all lit," Richards said. "We were all excited, that brought us further, he really looked like Albert Pujols again, he comes around, a lot of people are coming around, hopefully we can get out of this track and put together a good series of runs."
Richards helped stop an embarrassing four-game. The Angels lost 8-1 on Friday night to the Giants after being defeated 3-3 in the Boston Red Sox by a 27-3.
"I do not think the 30 guys we have here are worried about it," said Pujols. "This is just the first month of the season."
Pujols came with runners in the turns and one in the eighth and founded in a double.
Richards (3-0) held San Francisco to two runs and five punches, with a walk. Keynan Middleton got a four-goal rescue, his fifth in as many chances.
"Lots of strikeouts tonight, we hunted a bit," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. Richards "went to the slider, he probably threw 50 percent sliders, and we had a hard time putting him down, especially 3-2."
All three Angels homers were from Holland (0-3).
Trout married into the rocks behind the fence in Centerfield an inning after Brandon Belt of a two-headed Homer. His second in so many games and his eighth overall rating, it came to 0-1 pitch and tied the game to 2.
In the second, Trout jumped and had Belt's Fly Ball in his glove for a moment before it jumped out when he hit the wall and it went over the yellow line. Pablo Sandoval was second on a strike-out wild pitch followed by another wild pitch from Richards. It was Belt's fourth home.
"I had no idea," Belt said. "I did not even know it was a home race, I thought it was a double, I could not see."
Said Trout: "If I take a few steps to the right field, I'll make that hook."
Marte cooked with two outs in the second, his first.
San Francisco closed on Sandoval's RBI double 4: 3, with two outs in the eighth round. After Belt left intentionally, Middleton arrived and beat out Evan Longoria. Middleton allowed Mac Williamson's leadoff single in the ninth before he left the page
Giants: DH Buster Posey was a later scratch due to reluctance.
Angels: RHP Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to throw a bullpen Sunday, and the angels should know if he's definitely good to make his next start after a blister on right middle finger has forced him out after just two innings against Boston on Tuesday night
Giants: RHP's Johnny Cueto (1-0, 0.45) is scheduled to start the series finale. The Angel Stadium is the last current ball park in which he has not played. He is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts against the Angels.
Angels: RHP Jaime Barria (1-0, 0.45) is recalled by Triple. A salt lake to make his second start. He won his debut in the big league on April 11 in Texas.
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