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Angels slugger Albert Pujols leaves game because of hamstring cramp

Angels slugger Albert Pujols leaves game because of hamstring cramp

A three-run double by Angels first baseman Albert Pujols in the third inning of Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners came with a price. The Angels slugger clutched at his left hamstring as he ran between first base and second, and he was replaced by pinch-runner Tony Campana. Pujols was diagnosed with a left hamstring cramp, which could sideline him for a few days but probably not much longer. The Angels went on to win the game, 8-1, and clinch a playoff berth. Pujols has played an integral part in the Angels’ push toward their first American League West championship since 2009, entering Monday with a .273 average, 26 home runs, 35 doubles, 86 runs and 94 runs...

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