Albert Pujols jokingly asks for baseball after snapping 0-for-25 hitless streak

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Albert Pujols carried a career-high 0-for-25 hitless streak into his fourth-inning at-bat Saturday night at Target Field and then jokingly asked for the baseball to be preserved and authenticated when he singled through the left side of the infield.

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Twins starter Mike Pelfrey was confused at first, then seemed to get the joke, and then obliged the request.

It made for some good theatre in the second half of a doubleheader that Anaheim won 5-2. The Angels also took the first game Saturday and are still very much alive in the American League Wild Card race.