Furcal and Pujols homer in first inning for third time in 2011

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Not only did Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols both hit home runs in the first inning for the second consecutive game, it’s now the third time the short-time teammates have done it in the last month.

The other time it happened?  August 11th, also against the Brewers.  ALSO against Yovani Gallardo (table obviously doesn’t include today’s dingers):

Yr# Gm# Date Batter Opp Pitcher Score Inn Pit(cnt)
1 1 2011-08-11 Rafael Furcal MIL Yovani Gallardo down 2-0 b1 3 (1-1)
2 2 2011-08-11 Albert Pujols MIL Yovani Gallardo down 2-1 b1 3 (1-1)
3 1 2011-08-31 Rafael Furcal @MIL Randy Wolf tied 0-0 t1 3 (2-0)
4 2 2011-08-31 Albert Pujols @MIL Randy Wolf ahead 0-1 t1 2 (1-0)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/1/2011.

Swing early against Gallardo and the Brewers, and swing hard.

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