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Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers

DETROIT — Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly (1-1) after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases.

Kendrick hit two-run homers in the third and fourth, and Pujols lined a three-run shot to left field in the sixth to give the Angels an 11-1 lead.

Jered Weaver (1-2) allowed a run and three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three.

The Angels have won 10 straight against the Tigers, the longest active streak in the majors by one team over another.

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