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Albert's 512th HR Helps Angels Forget CJ Wilson

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Albert is tied with Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Ernie Banks at 512 career HRs

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Harry How

The Angels won their 12th home game in the past 13 chances despite starter C.J. Wilson gutlessly trying to give this one away to the Toronto Blue Jays

Albert Pujols made a 7-6 Toronto lead an 8-7 Halo margin with his 512th career home run in the bottom of the Seventh inning, driving in Mike Trout from 1B.

Earlier in the game Kole Calhoun capped a three-run fourth inning with a two-run homer that tied the game 6-6. Wilson was staked to an early 2-1 lead but promptly gave a run back n the top of the second and then allowed four runs in the fifth inning after the Angels had gotten a third run in the bottom of the third inning. Cam Bedrosian came in to stop the bleeding and the Angels pen took it from there.

Fernando Salas allowed a run but otherwise the pen was great in stark contrast to the downhill-fast progression of a former co-ace CJ. The overpaid lefty has allowed 16 ER in his last 16.2 Innings Pitched. A big sign of losing it: He has walked eight and struck out fourteen in the past four starts of his that comprised the 16.2 IP. Hits allowed in that time? 31. Thirty One Hits in 16.2 IP... something is wrong at the Mazda Dealership.

Okay Jerry Dipoto, hope you read that. You know what to do.