MLB: Los Angeles Angels 11, Colorado 5

June 9, 2012 at 7:54 PM

DENVER, June 9 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI Saturday, powering the Los Angeles Angels' 11-5 interleague pounding of Colorado.

Pujols put the Angels ahead to stay with a first-inning sacrifice fly, added a run-scoring single in the next frame and then popped a two-run homer in the sixth as Los Angeles clinched its three-game set at Coors Field.

Mike Trout knocked in a pair on three hits with a trio of runs scored, while Torii Hunter also scored three times, going 3-for-4 for the Angels. Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo chipped in three hits each.

Dan Haren (4-6) notched the win despite allowing four runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Jeff Francis (0-1), making his first start for Colorado this season after a year-long stint in the minors, was rocked for eight runs on 10 hits in a 3 1/3-inning start.

The Rockies offense came on five solo homers -- two from Tyler Colvin, and one each from Marco Scutaro, Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Nelson.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week