Seven former Chiefs go deep this weekend

Seven former Chiefs recorded homeruns this weekend in major league action. Albert Pujols cranked out two, putting him at 498 homeruns for his career. The Angels were already up 8-1 on the Tigers during Friday’s matchup, before Pujols stepped into the box and brought home three more runs:

 

The Angels would go on to win the game 11-6 and Pujols would inch closer to the prestigious 500 club. It took Pujols only four at-bats later, before crushing number 498 which cleared the bullpen in left field during the ninth inning of Saturday’s loss to the Tigers:

 

The Cubs chalked up their only win of the weekend thanks to homeruns by former Chiefs Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo. In the bottom of the sixth, Barney bombed his first homer of the season, scoring Castillo and giving the Cubs a 5-2 lead:

 

Castillo would later add to the Cubs lead in the seventh inning with his third home run of the year. This shot to left put the Cubs up 8-4, clinching the victory:

 

Sunday featured two more former Chief’s homeruns, only this time it was against each other. The Astros-Athletics game matched up Marwin Gonzalez and the red-hot Josh Donaldson. Donaldson struck first, in the bottom of the first inning, with a team-high fourth homerun of the season; a two-run shot to left, giving the A’s a 2-0 lead:

http://m.mlb.com/video/v32239051/?c_id=mlb

 

Gonzalez, who singled in his first at-bat in the second, tallied the Astros only run of the game with a solo shot to right in the fourth, cutting the A’s lead in half, 2-1. This was the first homerun of the year for Gonzalez; he recorded two of the Astros’ five total hits on the game in a losing effort 1-4:

http://m.mlb.com/video/v32241987/?c_id=mlb

 

Donaldson’s teammate, and former Chief, Coco Crisp tacked on his second homerun of the year in Friday’s win against the Astros, 11-3. Crisp was one of four Athletics to homer in the win as he belted a two-run shot over the right field wall in the fifth inning:

 

Lastly, Texas utility man, and former Chief, Robinson Chirinos notched his second homerun of the season as the Rangers routed the White Sox 12-0. Chirinos two-run shot, in the bottom of the third inning, cleared the left-field wall by just inches:

 

After the mini homerun derby displayed this weekend, Pujols leads all former Chiefs in the major leagues with six homeruns; Donaldson is second with four.

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