The drought if finally over: Albert Pujols has hit his first home run with the Los Angeles Angels. With his club leading the Blue Jays by a score of 2-1 in the fifth inning, Pujols took a 2-2 slider from Drew Hutchinson and deposited it into the left field bullpen, just clearing the outfield wall for two runs. The Angels now lead 4-1 in the sixth.
The total number of hitters around Major League Baseball to hit a homer before Pujols: 273. Two hundred and seventy three!
Pujols' batting average is still sitting below .200 (.198), although it appears he may finally be showing signs of life at the plate. Those two runs driven in were the sixth and seventh RBIs of the year for him.