It wasn't a monster shot, but, boy, did it get out in a hurry.

With Ben Revere on second base and a full count, Albert Pujols laced a low line drive that just cleared the wall in left field. The home run gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the first and moved Pujols into a tie with Sammy Sosa on the all-time home run list with 609 homers.

In addition to tyingSosa at No. 8 on the all-time list, Pujols now also shares the record for most MLB home runs by a foreign-born player with Sosa.

Next up for Pujols: Jim Thome's 612 home runs.