MLB: Albert Pujols goes deep twice in Los Angeles Angels victory
Last Updated: 19/05/14 8:37am
Albert Pujols: Two more home runs for Angels first baseman
Albert Pujols hit two more home runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays and tie Eddie Murray for 25th on the all-time list.
Pujols connected twice off 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price to make it 504 home runs in his career and 12 for the season, ending a run of 39 at-bats without an RBI.
Victory went to Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker (2-1), who took a shutout into the seventh inning.
Yoenis Cespedes drove in five runs and Brandon Moss three as the Oakland Athletics thrashed the Cleveland Indians 13-3.
Alex Gordon was in red-hot form for the Kansas City Royals, hitting two home runs and piling up six RBI in their 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
And the Detroit Tigers made it 11 road wins on the trot by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-2 - Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each batted in two runs.
In other American League action, the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2, the Houston Astros crushed the Chicago White Sox - who placed rookie sensation Jose Abreu on the disabled list earlier in the day - 8-2 and there was a 6-2 win for the Seattle Mariners against the Minnesota Twins.
Justin Morneau's 10th inning home run lifted the Colorado Rockies to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres in the National League.
Corey Dickerson and Troy Tulowitzki also went deep for the Rockies, who remain three games behind Western Division leaders San Francisco after the Giants beat the Miami Marlins 4-1.
Jordan Schafer and Ryan Doumit provided ninth inning runs for the Atlanta Braves as they edged out the St Louis Cardinals 6-5 and Cody Ross homered for the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-3 win over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 and there was a 6-3 win for the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets, where catcher Wilson Ramos drove in four runs.
Jimmy Rollins and Wil Nieves hit home runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in an 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds, while the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees split a double-header at Yankee Stadium.