"There's instant respect when you see him," Oliver said. "When he comes around and has something to say, people listen."
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"When Pujols is at the plate, that's the first time he did damage. We fought back pretty good, the next thing you know he's up there batting with guys on base and brings them in," Oliver said. "That's what he does. That's why he's the hitter he is."
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