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Published: Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:07 p.m. MDT

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Once the majors' most feared hitter, Pujols needed 111 at-bats to hit his first home run with the Angels, and hasn't gone deep since then. That's one HR in 146 at-bats.

It's not just that Pujols can't reach the fences, he can't get on base, period. Even after a three-hit night against the A's on Tuesday, he's still more than 100 points off his career .326 average. That makes the Cardinals feel awfully good about his replacement, Carlos Beltran.

The Angels were supposed to be in a death match with the Rangers, but Pujols' under-performance instead has made it a race with the Mariners - for the AL West's basement.
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