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Albert Pujols | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Maple Woods (MO) CC
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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Tigers.
Pujols picked up his lone hit and RBI in the sixth inning, when he singled home Kole Calhoun. While he's scuffled considerably over the last month, he's still hitting .252/.311/.501 with 34 homers and 75 RBI this season. The 34 homers are the most he's hit since 2011, when he played for the Cardinals and launched 37 dingers. Aug 27 - 4:13 PM

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Albert Pujols hit a three-run home run, helping the Angels escape with a win against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Pujols gave the Angels an early 3-0 cushion, drilling a three-run home run to left field off of Alfredo Simon. He finished 1-for-4 with a walk on the evening. Aside from a handful of home runs, the veteran has had a tough time at the plate, batting only .200 (8-for-40) since August 13. On the season, Pujols is hitting .253/.311/.505 with 34 home runs and 74 RBI.
Aug 25 - 11:17 PM

Albert Pujols is back in the Angels' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Pujols got the day off Wednesday, but he's back in the DH spot on Thursday. C.J. Cron will make the start at first base.
Aug 20 - 5:44 PM

Albert Pujols is not in the Angels' starting lineup Wednesday night against the White Sox.

Pujols slugged his 33rd home run of the season on Tuesday, but he'll take a seat against White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. C.J. Cron is starting at first base and David Murphy will handle DH duties.
Aug 19 - 5:29 PM

Albert Pujols slugged his 33rd home run, helping the Angels take down the White Sox on Tuesday.

Pujols, who finished 1-for-4, pushed the Angels' lead to 3-0 in the first inning with a solo home run off of John Danks. He's gone deep in three of his last four ballgames. He's tied for third in the majors, along with Mike Trout and Josh Donaldson, having gone deep 33 times. That leaves him three behind leader Nelson Cruz. Pujols has also knocked in 69 runs while batting .253/.311/.509.
Aug 19 - 12:40 AM

Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a solo home run as the Angels eked out a win over the White Sox on Monday.

Pujols opened the scoring with a solo blast against Carlos Rodon in the second inning. It would prove to be half of the Angels' runs on Monday. The first baseman has fallen to fourth in the league in home runs with 32, but has knocked in 68 runs while batting a productive .253/.312/.505.
Aug 18 - 12:42 AM

Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Pujols took Johnny Cueto yard for a solo shot in the second inning. The bomb was his 31st of the season. After posting some big numbers in May and June, the veteran slugger has predictably cooled off and slashed just .224/.269/.439 in July. His numbers are even worse this month, but his overall numbers remain respectable, as he's hitting .253/.312/.501 with 31 home runs and 67 RBI for the season.
Aug 15 - 11:00 PM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-6 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 13-inning loss to the White Sox.

All three hits were singles, but the Angels could never bring him home. Pujols is homerless in his last 12 games, sitting on 30 on the season. He's also batting .258/.318/.506 with 66 RBI. The stolen base was his fourth.
Aug 13 - 12:58 AM

Albert Pujols is not in the Angels' lineup Monday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. C.J. Cron is at first base in Pujols' place, while David Murphy is in the designated hitter spot.
Aug 3 - 6:19 PM

Albert Pujols went yard for the 30th time this year, but the Angels wound up losing on Wednesday to the Astros by a 6-3 score.

Pujols did his part in attempting to spur a comeback, clubbing a solo home run in the ninth inning against Luke Gregerson to make it 6-2, but the Halos ultimately fell short. He went 1-for-4 on the night. Pujols is one homer shy of Mike Trout's 31 for the major league lead. He's also knocked in 64 runs while hitting .260/.323/.539.
Jul 29 - 11:11 PM

Albert Pujols is now in the Angels' lineup on Tuesday.

He had been scheduled for a day off, but with Mike Trout battling some minor heel soreness and needing a day, Pujols talked his way into the lineup. Pujols slugged three homers in Monday's doubleheader and leads the league with 29 bombs.
Jul 21 - 6:28 PM

Albert Pujols is absent from the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

It's a scheduled day off after he boomed three homers in Monday's doubleheader. C.J. Cron is at first base Tuesday, with Johnny Giavotella in the designated hitter spot and Grant Green at second base.
Jul 21 - 6:07 PM

Albert Pujols hit two home runs as the Angels beat the Red Sox in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.

Pujols also homered once in game one of the doubleheader. He now sits with 549, moving him past Mike Schmidt for 15th on baseball's all-time home run leaderboard. His first home run gave the Angels a 1-0 lead in the second inning, and his second homer pushed their lead to 7-2 in the seventh inning. Pujols now leads the league with 29 home runs while batting .260/.326/.552 with 60 RBI.
Jul 21 - 12:51 AM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Angels routed the Red Sox in the first game of Monday's doubleheader.

Pujols took Eduardo Rodriguez yard in the second inning, the seventh run to come across in the frame. The blast ended Rodriguez's night. Pujols is now one home run away from matching last year's home run total of 28, and is on pace for 48. The 35-year-old has also knocked in 57 runs while hitting .256/.322/.533.
Jul 20 - 8:19 PM

Albert Pujols hit his American League-leading 26th home run against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Pujols and company took advantage of Rockies starter Chad Bettis for four home runs on the evening, with Pujols' first inning blast getting the show started. The homer was a three-run shot, and he finished 1-for-5 with three RBI in the contest. As the first half draws to a close, the 35-year-old is now hitting .264/.335/.561 with his 26 homers, 56 RBI and 51 runs scored.
Jul 8 - 12:32 AM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Grant Green
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kaleb Cowart
3Taylor Featherston
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian