Angels wait for this funk to end

Pujols, still homerless, is heating up, but L.A. is 4-9 and hoping change comes soon

Updated: April 20, 2012, 3:10 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- There was a loud crack and the ball was suddenly flying low toward the outfield wall, rapidly cutting through the cool, Southern California night air.

Albert Pujols, as he tends to do, raced out of the batter's box, watching it as he chugged, arms pumping, up the line. For a second or two, it looked as if it were out, the agonizing wait over, but the topspin prevailed and the ball pounded off the green padding, maybe six inches from the top of the wall.

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