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Albert Pujols | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/16/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Maple Woods (MO) CC
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Third baseman Albert Pujols homered in the bottom of the 19th to give the Angels a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.
The Angels outhit the Red Sox 15-6 and outwalked them 7-4 (four being intentional), but they couldn't win the game until Pujols snuck one just over the wall in right off Brandon Workman to lead off the bottom of the 19th. The Red Sox originally took a 4-3 lead in the 14th, but couldn't make it stand, as a fatigued Junichi Tazawa blew the save. Pujols moved from first to third in the 14th after John McDonald was removed for a pinch-hitter. It was his first appearance at his original position since 2012. The walkoff homer was his first since signing with the Angels. Aug 10 - 3:48 AM

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday.

Pujols' eighth inning solo shot momentarily tied the game against the Angels' cross-regional rivals, but the Dodgers would go on to win in the bottom of the ninth on a David Freese throwing error. The home run was Pujols' 21st of the season and put him up to 70 RBI. He also contributed an RBI double in the third. Pujols just wrapped up a July in which he hit .310/.350/.478, his best month since April.
Aug 6 - 1:46 AM

Albert Pujols broke a 0-0 tie in the 13th inning with an RBI single, finishing 2-for-6 overall in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

After the Angels had Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout reach base with a walk and a single, respectively, Pujols ended 12 innings of offensive futility with a single up the middle to score Calhoun. Stunningly, it was Pujols' first RBI since July 23. The 34-year-old has a fine .274/.324/.471 slash line with 20 home runs and 67 RBI on the season.
Jul 31 - 11:47 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win against the Orioles on Wednesday.

The veteran first baseman got back on the board after going hitless over his past two games. He'd been plenty hot before that, however, entering tonight batting .313 with four homers in July. Pujols is hitting .274 overall with 20 homers and 66 RBI.
Jul 24 - 1:11 AM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Pujols continues to rake in the month of July, as Sunday was his eighth multi-hit game in 14 contests this month. He's 22-for-59 (.373) with 14 runs scored and 15 RBI in that span. It's part of an overall resurgence for the 34-year-old, who's hitting .279/.325/.491 with 64 RBI and 58 runs scored this year.
Jul 13 - 8:35 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Blue Jays.

Pujols had a string of four straight multi-hit games snapped with an 0-for-4 night Tuesday, but he was right back at it on Wednesday. The home run, his 20th of the year, gave the Angels a one-run lead, and they ended up winning by the same margin. He also scored a run in the third inning. His strong push has his season line at .270/.321/.489 with a few days left before the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 7:33 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Blue Jays.

Pujols is starting to heat up again; this was his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. He's 11-for-21 with two homers and eight RBI over his past five games after batting .235 with one homer over his previous 13. The veteran first baseman is slashing .270/.322/.486 and is on pace for 35 homers and 107 RBI.
Jul 8 - 1:50 AM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Pujols came through with a two-run single in the third inning, giving him 57 RBI on the year. The first baseman enjoyed the four-game set against the Astros, as he went 9-for-16 with two home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored. Showing he's still got some left in the tank, Pujols is batting .268/.321/.487 with 19 home runs in the first half.
Jul 6 - 9:35 PM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Angels beat the Astros 11-5 on Saturday.

The Angels scored eight runs in the seventh, even though Mike Trout went 0-for-2 in the frame. They then added one more in the eighth for fun. Pujols collected his 19th homer and 18th double. He's 7-for-13 with two homers and five runs scored so far in the series against the Astros.
Jul 6 - 1:51 AM

Albert Pujols is in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

Pujols is currently dealing with a swollen lymph node in his groin, but he's going to continue to try to play through it. Weather-permitting, he'll start at first base.
Jun 30 - 4:51 PM

Albert Pujols has a swollen lymph node in his groin.

Pujols was thrown out on a would-be double Sunday after jogging to second base and told reporters after the game about the groin issue. "I'm pretty sure I'll be all right," Pujols said. "They say it's one of those things that should go away." He may get some days off this week.
Jun 30 - 8:30 AM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base versus the Twins on Thursday.

The steal was the first he'd attempted since May 9. Pujols was also thrown out trying to take second on an aggressive (though misguided) move in the seventh. It suggests he feels healthier than he has in recent weeks, which is very good news.
Jun 26 - 7:09 PM

Albert Pujols (back) finished 1-for-4 in his return to the Angels' lineup Sunday versus the Rangers.

Pujols missed Saturday's game because of back tightness. The 34-year-old first baseman is batting just .217/.271/.379 since May 7, quieting talk of a career resurgence.
Jun 23 - 3:52 AM

Albert Pujols (back) is not in the Angels' starting lineup Saturday night versus the Rangers.

Pujols is day-to-day with back tightness. Efren Navarro will start at first base in his absence.
Jun 21 - 6:26 PM

Albert Pujols drove home a pair of runs on Friday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Braves.

The two-run single in the eighth inning pulled the Angels to within a run at 4-3 though that was as close as they'd come. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night, raising his season slash line to .249/.307/.479 to go along with 15 homers and 37 RBI.
Jun 13 - 10:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Brennan Boesch
DH1Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Vinnie Pestano
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier