Albert Pujols hits 2 homers in Angels’ 6-1 win over Royals

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ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 25: Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy #31 of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols hit two homers and Mike Trout added another, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Garrett Richards (1-3) pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning of his first win of the season, while the Angels’ struggling offense awoke with a three-run first inning followed by homers from its two biggest stars.

Pujols connected on solo shots in the third and fifth innings against Ian Kennedy (2-2). The homers were the 564th and 565th of Pujols’ career, moving him out of a tie with Reggie Jackson and into sole possession of 13th place on baseball’s career list.

Trout added a solo shot in the seventh, his fourth homer of the season.

Salvador Perez drove in the Royals’ only run.