Pujols Erupts, Cards Take Series Lead


AP Baseball Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Albert Pujols simply let his bat make

all the noise. And boy, it was pretty loud.

Pujols hit three impressive home runs to tie the World Series

record, amassing five hits and six RBIs Saturday night as the St.

Louis Cardinals romped past the Texas Rangers 16-7 for a 2-1 edge.

The outburst by the three-time NL MVP came a day after he was

barbed by the media for not sticking around to talk about a Game 2

error and loss. This time, everyone was talking about him.

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