Albert Pujols/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
Albert Pujols gave a good account of himself in Monday’s Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Pujols defeated the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant 10-9 in the first round, with Pujols’ longest home run traveling 446 feet.
Pujols advanced to the second round, but was defeated 12-11 by the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, who lost 15-14 in the final to the Reds’ Todd Frazier. Pujols’ longest home run in that round was 452 feet.
The All-Star game will be played Tuesday evening with the Angels represented by Pujols, Mike Trout and pitcher Hector Santiago.
The Angels, in first place in the AL West by a half-game over the Houston Astros, resume play when they begin a 10-game homestand Friday against the Boston Red Sox.