The Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 on Saturday afternoon, with the two clubs combining for seven homers in the game. Albert Pujols hit two of those homers, including a two-run shot in the first inning. After that first-inning homer, Texas picked its spots with the three-time MVP and chose to instead face Josh Hamilton. The Rangers intentionally walked Pujols three times, making him the first player in AL history to hit two homers with three intentional walks in one game. David Wright and Claudell Washington are the only other players to accomplish the feat. So, how did Hamilton respond to being challenged by his former team? Not so well: First and second with two outs in the second: Three-pitch strikeout. First and second with two outs in the fourth: Three-pitch strikeout. First and second with one out in the eighth: First-pitch fly out to left. Hamilton, 31, went 0 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts in the game, dropping his season batting line to .050/.208/.050. He's 1 for 20 with three walks and 10 strikeouts in the team's five games. That's ... really, really bad.
Rangers intentionally walk Pujols three times to face Josh Hamilton in Angels 8-4 victory
CBS Sports | Apr 6