The Dodgers and Albert Pujols are in agreement on a major league contract following the slugger's release from the Angels, sources confirmed to ESPN.
— Alex Verdugo hit a solo homer in his first at-bat on his 25th birthday, Xander Bogaerts also went deep with a game-breaking, three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Los Angeles Angels 9-0 on Saturday.
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— Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec each hit a two-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night.
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Albert Pujols cleared waivers and was released by the Angels on Thursday, one week after being designated for assignment.
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— José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered early as the Houston Astros hit a season-high five long balls Wednesday night in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
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Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon raved about how difficult and "unusual" a feat it was for Shohei Ohtani to record 10 strikeouts as a starting pitcher and then move to right field Tuesday against the Astros.
— Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 in an impressive duel with Lance McCullers Jr., and the Houston Astros broke loose against the Angels' bullpen to beat Los Angeles 5-1 Tuesday night.
— Jared Walsh homered and matched a career high with four hits, Justin Upton also connected and the Los Angeles Angels rallied in the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Monday night.
— Jared Walsh hit a two-run double in the third inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-1 victory Sunday over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers.
— Mookie Betts drove in a season-high four runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers blew most of a 13-run lead before holding on for a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, snapping their four-game losing streak in hair-raising fashion.
— David Fletcher drove in three runs on three hits, Shohei Ohtani had two RBI doubles and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels boosted their depth at catcher, acquiring Drew Butera from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations on Friday.
Tony La Russa all but dismissed the prospect of a reunion with just-released Angels slugger Albert Pujols Friday, saying "there is no fit here, unfortunately" for his former player to join the already-stacked White Sox roster.
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— Mike Zunino homered, Brett Phillips had two hits during a seven-run eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
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The Angels designated Albert Pujols for assignment Thursday, with GM Perry Minasian saying that Pujols "not getting any playing time would not do him any good or the team any good."
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