Pujols makes spring debut for Angels in 6-1 loss to Royals
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols was hitless in three at-bats during his spring training debut, and the Los Angeles Angels lost 6-1 on Sunday to the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.
In his first at-bat, Pujols — who is coming back from offseason foot surgery — popped to shortstop with runners on first and third and one out. He hit into a double play his second time up, then grounded out in his final turn at the plate.
For the Royals, Raul Mondesi drove in two runs with a bloop single in the fifth, an inning in which Kansas City stole three bases. Dusty Coleman tripled home a run in the seventh.
Alex Gordon went 1 for 3 and Lorenzo Cain was 0 for 3.
Mike Trout went 0 for 2 with a walk for the Angels.