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Albert Pujols Homers Twice, Ervin Santana Hit By Comebacker In 9-7 Loss To White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels played a Spring Training game against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Right-hander Ervin Santana made his second Cactus League start, but was hit in the shoulder by a line drive comebacker in the second inning. Alexei Ramirez lined the pitch off of Santana. The pitcher was able to make the 1-3 putout of Ramierz at first base, but was visited by the Angels' trainer and immediately pulled from the game.

According to ESPN Los Angeles, the injury is being called a right shoulder contusion and Santana is listed as day to day.

The Angels jumped out to a 7-2 lead in Wednesday's game, thanks in part to a three-run Albert Pujols home run in the third inning and back-to-back homers in the fifth inning by Howie Kendrick and Pujols. The home runs were the first two for Pujols in an Angels uniform.

The White Sox battled back however, plating two runs each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and picking up the 9-7 win. The Angels are now 6-5 in the Cactus League.

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