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OC Register: Angels give up 4 homers to Cubs to snap winning streak

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CHICAGO — The Angels lost a game of Home Run Derby at windy Wrigley Field on Friday.

Playing without Mike Trout, who is nursing a sore groin back in California, the Angels lost 5-1 to the Cubs, with all of the runs coming on homers.

The Angels’ six-game winning streak came to an end.

Tyler Skaggs gave up three homers, including two first-inning blasts that would have gotten over the fence under normal conditions, but blew onto the street. The wind was announced at 19 mph at first pitch.

Anthony Rizzo’s drive traveled 472 feet to right field and then Willson Contreras hit one 460 feet down the left-field line. Skaggs also gave up a solo homer to David Bote in the fourth.

Contreras added a second homer against Noé Ramírez in the sixth.

When Angels pitchers kept the ball in the park, they did pretty well. They struck out 10 and walked one.

The Angels got their run on a homer by Albert Pujols leading off the fourth against Cole Hamels. It was Pujols’ second homer of the season, and 635th of his career.

Although Pujols won’t take another step on the all-time homer list until he hits 661, passing Willie Mays, he notched his 1,987th RBI, pulling within five of tying Babe Ruth.

Pujols, who also singled, had two of the Angels’ four hits.

More to come on this story.

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