DETROIT, MI - JULY 17: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a solo home run during the second inning and is congratulated by Mike Trumbo #44 during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
The rookie didn't wince and the offense just kept pouring it on. By the end of the game four more Angels had homered, Mike trout adding a two-run jack in the second inning and Pujols sending out a souvenir an inning later. Alberto Callaspo joined the hit parade in the sixth inning making an eight run game an eleven to zero laugher.
Kendrys Morales hit a solo shot from the right side to the opposite field in the top of the eighth inning, a feat that might be more impressive than five homers in a game considering his pull happy prowess sinking his comeback season so far. The final run of the evening was a smash by Peter Bourjos that bounced a half-foot below the yellow line on the outfield wall for a run-scoring double.
Panther of the Game
Mark Trumbo (178 votes)
Garrett Richards (277 votes)
455 total votes