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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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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 and plated the Angels lone run in Friday’s loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
His two-out RBI knock off Yordano Ventura pulled the Angels even at 1-1 in the sixth inning, but the Angels were unable to generate any further offense. They’ll now head to Kansas City staring at an 0-2 deficit and battling for their postseason lives. Oct 4 - 1:33 AM

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Albert Pujols went yard for the 28th time this season the Angels dropped an 8-4 decision to the A's on Monday.

Pujols' eighth-inning three-run blast off Evan Scribner inexplicably made it a game again; the Angels had two runners on down by four in the ninth inning before Oakland finally put them away. It was the veteran's second homer in the last three games. Along with the 28 homers, Pujols has knocked in 104 -- the 12th time he's exceeded 100 RBI in 14 seasons -- and slashed .274/.328/.472. He's on pace for 107 RBI, which would be his highest total since 2010.
Sep 23 - 1:36 AM

Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Pujols had one of the Angels' four hits in the game, and his run-scoring single in the sixth was the lone run the Halos mustered on the afternoon. It gave him 101 RBI on the year, the 12th time he's reached the 100-RBI plateau in his 14-year career. It has been a return to form all around this year for the 34-year-old.
Sep 21 - 8:26 PM

Albert Pujols went yard for the 27th time this season the Angels handed the Rangers a loss on Saturday.

Pujols finished 3-for-4 on the evening. His fifth-inning shot was part of a five-run fifth inning in which the Angels bolted out to an 8-0 lead. It hasn't always been pretty, but Pujols has managed to put together a full, productive season. Along with the 27 homers, he's knocked in 100 and slashed .275/.329/.470.
Sep 21 - 12:09 AM

Albert Pujols finished 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's 5-0 win against the Mariners.

Pujols returned to the lineup yesterday after leaving Monday's game early due to a left hamstring cramp. The veteran went 1-for-3 on Tuesday and cashed in RBI No. 98. He'd plated 15 runners over his last 12 games coming into play today. Pujols retains a solid .272/.326/.465 slash line.
Sep 18 - 1:07 AM

Albert Pujols (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Pujols exited Monday's game early due to a cramp in his left hamstring incurred on a three-run double in the third inning. The veteran admitted after the game that he was suffering from dehydration. He made it through the entirety of this contest without issue.
Sep 17 - 1:29 AM

Albert Pujols (hamstring) is in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Pujols left Monday's game after feeling a cramp in his left hamstring following a three-run double in the bottom of the third inning. He got treatment on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon.
Sep 16 - 5:37 PM

Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring cramp.

Pujols cleared the bases with a double in the third inning but grabbed his hamstring on the way into second base. The good news is that the Angels are calling it a cramp, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation.
Sep 15 - 11:15 PM

Albert Pujols struck out four times in five trips to the plate in Thursday's win against the Rangers.

It took 2,102 games and 9,187 plate appearances, but Pujols finally dons the golden sombrero. He had previously struck out three times in a game 13 times in his 14-year career. Despite Thursday's showing, Pujols has had a productive year at the plate, slashing .276/.329/.473 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI.
Sep 11 - 11:34 PM

Albert Pujols went 3-for-6 with his first triple of the year and a double Wednesday versus the Rangers.

It was actually his first triple as an Angel; he hadn't had one since 2010 in his next-to-last year with the Cardinals. Pujols has given the Angels three three-hit games in his last five starts, delivering two homers and eight RBI during the span. He's up to .278 with 26 homers and 92 RBI for the year.
Sep 10 - 11:57 PM

Albert Pujols finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Monday's 12-3 rout of the Indians.

Pujols was retired in his first two at-bats of the afternoon makeup game, but he singled and scored in the Angels' six-run fifth inning and then did the same in the Angels' two-run seventh inning before launching a three-run bomb in the top of the ninth. Pujols had a huge weekend in Minnesota, collecting his 2,500th career hit and 1,500th career run, and he looks poised to keep the fun going for a while. The veteran slugger boasts has 26 homers and 91 RBI in 141 games this year.
Sep 8 - 4:37 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Pujols enjoyed the four-game series with the Twins, going 7-for-18 with two doubles, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. The good weekend has his line up to .275/.331/.469 with 88 RBI and 79 runs scored.
Sep 7 - 6:24 PM

Albert Pujols notched his 2,500th hit Saturday in the Angels' 8-5 win over the Twins.

That history-marking hit was a go-ahead two-run double down the left-field line in the bottom of the ninth inning. Pujols also reached 1,500 runs in the victory. He ranks 98th all-time in hits and 71st in runs scored. The players with 2,500 hits, 500 homers, and 1,500 runs scored since 1901: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Ken Griffey Jr., Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and now Pujols.
Sep 6 - 10:39 PM

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win against the Athletics.

Pujols slugged a solo home run in the seventh inning off of Evan Scribner, adding what turned out to be a meaningless run. It's number 24 on the season and 516 in the career for Pujols, who is slashing a respectable .277/.334/.474 with 82 RBI.
Aug 30 - 1:07 AM

Albert Pujols made an early exit from Wednesday's game after fouling a ball off his calf.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game that he expects to start Pujols on Thursday. Albert tallied his 81st RBI of the season on a groundout in the third inning. He technically finished 0-for-3.
Aug 28 - 9:01 AM