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Pujols homers again, Angels split squad wins

Albert Pujols hit his third home run of the spring and Garrett Richards kept up his push for the fifth spot in the Los Angeles Angels' rotation in a 7-0 split-squad win Friday over Cleveland Indians.

Erick Aybar hit a leadoff homer in the first inning for the Angels. Two batters later, Pujols connected against Kevin Slowey.

Pujols hit another long drive the next time up, but center fielder Felix Pie caught it against the wall.

Richards worked four scoreless innings, striking out six and giving up three hits without a walk.

Slowey, also competing for a spot in the rotation, allowed three runs and five hits in three innings.