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5 Albert Pujols 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/230 | Birthdate: 1/16/1980 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Maple Woods (MO) CC | MLB Experience: 15 | Salary: $16,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/97 | Average Draft Position: 48.72
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Angels hold Albert Pujols out of Wednesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Albert Pujols was held out of the Angels' lineup against the White Sox on Wednesday. Pujols is hitting .228 with three home runs and three RBI in his last 14 games.

Angels' Albert Pujols finally gets a day off on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Angels slugger Albert Pujols is getting a much-needed night off, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Indians. Pujols has started every game since May 22, including five straight at first base.

Pujols has cooled off a bit after a recent hot streak. Over his past 10 games, he is batting .214 with a home run and five RBI.

C.J. Cron will get the start at first base, with former Indian David Murphy serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup on Monday.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols cracks 550th home run in loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Angels slugger Albert Pujols reached another milestone in his storied career Wednedsay, hitting his 550th career home run in a loss to the Astros. 

Pujols' deep blast, his 30th of the season, came in the ninth inning of the 6-3 defeat. He now joins Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Mike Schmidt, Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez as the only players in MLB history with at least 30 home runs in 13 seasons.

Pujols is now five homers away from tying Manny Ramirez for 14th place on the all-time home run list. 


Angel's Albert Pujols gets break from field


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015)  Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will start at DH, getting a break from the field in Monday's game. It will be his 21st start at DH.

Pujols has started 69 games at first and four of the last five. He'll be replaced by C.J. Cron for the second time in three games, however. Cron gets his 12th start. 


Angels 1B Albert Pujols caps doubleheader with two more homers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had a day he won't soon forget, as he completely tormented the Red Sox during both games of their doubleheader on Monday.

Pujols capped Game 2 with a 2 for 3 performance that included two home runs and three RBI. He was just a couple of hours removed from a 2 for 4 outing with a home run and a RBI in the early game.

The three home runs moved Pujols into sole possesion of the 15th spot in the all-time career home run list.

Overall, Pujols went 4 for 7 with three home runs and four RBI on Monday.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols slams 27th home run of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2 for 4 with a home run and a RBI in Monday's win over the Red Sox in Game 1 of their doubleheader.

Pujols hit a solo blast off Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez in what was a seven-run second inning for the Angels.

The multi-hit performance was a breakthrough for Pujols, who entered the game hitting a modest .138 with just four hits and five strikeouts over his last seven games.


Angels' Albert Pujols scores run in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols started his eighth All Star Game, his first since 2010. In his ninth overall All Star appearance, Tuesday, Pujols went 0 for 2 with a walk and run scored. 

It was Pujols' second career All Star run and first since 2004. He's 6 for 19 in his All Star career


Angels duo Trout, Pujols lead power-packed AL All-Star lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/13/2015) Angels sluggers Mike Trout and Albert Pujols lead a powerful American League lineup for Tuesday's All-Star Game, which was announced Monday by AL manager Ned Yost. 

Trout will play center field and bat leadoff, while Pujols will hit third and play first base. Together, the pair of Los Angeles teammates have combined for 52 home runs and 111 RBIs to rally the Angels into first place at the break. 

Here's the full AL lineup:

1. Mike Trout, CF, Angels
2. Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays
3. Albert Pujols, 1B, Angels
4. Nelson Cruz, DH, Mariners
5. Lorenzo Cain, RF, Royals
6. Adam Jones, LF, Orioles
7. Salvador Perez, C, Royals
8. Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros
9. Alcides Escobar, SS, Royals 


Albert Pujols ties Angels record for first-half homers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Albert Pujols homered for the second straight day and hit his 26th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over Colorado. 

Pujols tied an Angels' team record for most home runs prior to the All Star Break, matching Garrett Anderson's 26 in 2000. 

Pujols went 1 for 5 with three RBI. He's hit in four straight games and has seven RBI in the last three games. 


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Angels 1B Albert Pujols slams 25th home run of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 25th home run of the season on Sunday against the Rangers.

Pujols went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in the 12-6 win over Texas. Pujols hit a solo blast off Rangers starter Colby Lewis in the fourth inning to continue the offensive onslaught his team put together.

Pujols is hitting .260 with six hits, two home runs and six RBI over his last six games.


Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar go back-to-back in Angels win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and shortstop Erick Aybar hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Yankees. 

Pujols went 1 for 4 with his 24th home run and first since June 22. He drove in a run for the second straight game, giving him 49. 

Aybar went 2 for 4 with his second home run and 12th double. 


Angels 1B Albert Pujols goes yard twice in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols continued his hot streak in Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Astros.

Pujols hit two home runs in the game, giving him 23 for the year. He hit his first in the fifth inning on a two-run shot. Pujols’ second came in the seventh inning on a solo bomb. Pujols finished the game with 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.

Pujols has now hit 15 home runs, 30 RBI and only four strikeouts in his last 24 games.

He now has a slash line of .275/.336/.581.


Angels' Albert Pujols slugs home run No. 21 in loss Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Albert Pujols cracked his 21st home run of the season, but the Angels fell to the A's 3-2 on Sunday. Pujols' two-run home run came in the eighth inning, and was the only bit of offense the Angels were able to muster up.

Pujols has now hit 10 home runs in 19 games this month. He has 541 for his career, seven behind Mike Schmidt for 15th all-time.


Angels' Albert Pujols hits grand slam in eight-run rally


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a grand slam to key an eight-run rally in Friday's win over Oakland. 

Pujols went deep in the eighth inning for his 13th career grand slam and first since September 1, 2011. 

"In that situation, man, you just want to stay away from the double play," Pujols said. "You don't want to be a rally killer. ... I got something up and put a good swing on it. I knew it had a good chance to go, especially down the line. I was just praying that it would stay fair.""

Pujols went 2 for 5 with three runs scored. He also doubled and drove in five runs on the day. He has two home runs and eight RBI in the last four games. 


Albert Pujols hits go-ahead homer for Angels


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols wiped out a 1-0 deficit with a two-run home run in the sixth inning of Tuesday's win over Arizona. 

Pujols batted cleanup for the first time as an Angel and the first time since May 21, 2010. He went 1 for 3 with two runs and a walk. Pujols recorded his 19th home run and 36th RBI. 

Pujols has eight hits and three home runs in the last six games. 


Albert Pujols drives in Angels' only run of game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had his third multi-hit game in the last four, going 2 for 3 in Sunday's loss to Oakland.

Pujols also drove in the Angels' only run of the day, giving him RBI in three of the last four gamse as well. 


Angels' Albert Pujols slugs solo home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Angels slugger Albert Pujols provided the only run of the game for either side on Saturday against the A's. Pujols belted a solo home run in the first inning, as the Angels took the 1-0 victory.

The home run was Pujols' 18th of the season and No. 538 for his career. 


Angels 1B Albert Pujols slams historic home run in win over Rays


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 537th career home run, passing legend Mickey Mantle for 16th all-time, in his team's 6-2 win over the Rays on Thursday.

Pujols went 2 for 5 with a home run, his 17th of the year, and two RBI. The long-ball came in form of a two-run shot in the top of the ninth inning.

Pujols is hitting .267 with 17 home runs and 32 RBI in 221 at-bats this season.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols ties Mickey Mantle on home run list Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols tied Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list when he hit a solo home run off Nathan Karns in the fifth inning during Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Rays.

It was Pujols' 16th home run of the season and the 536th of his career. He finished the game 3 for 4 at the plate with three runs scored. The home run was his only RBI.

Prior to his three-hit performance Tuesday, Pujols was hitting .346 with seven home runs and 13 RBI in his last 13 games.


Angels' Albert Pujols slugs 15th homer Sunday vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Pujols was able to follow a Mike Trout homer with one of his own in the top of first inning, but that would be all the offense the Angels would muster in the game. He has hit .258/.307/.507 with 15 home runs and 29 RBI in 209 at-bats.


Angels' Pujols ties Jimmie Foxx for 17th on the all-time HR list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols homered for the sixth time in six days during Tuesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Pujols took Chris Archer deep for a solo home in the fourth inning. It was his 534th home run, tying Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for 17th on the all-time list. Pujols came short on another multi-homer game with a warning track shot to deep center that was tracked down by Mikie Mahtook to end the eighth inning.

"Every time he hits a home run, there's another immortal he's in the same sentence with," Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters, per ESPN. "It's fun. It's exciting."

He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 6-1 defeat. He is hitting .254 with 14 homers, 27 RBI and a .303 on-base percentage this season.


Angels' Albert Pujols homers twice in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols homered twice and went 3 for 5 to help lead the Angels to a 7-3 win over the Rays on Monday. Pujols drove in three runs and scored two.

He connected for a solo home run off Alex Colome in the fifth inning, and then parked a two-run homer off Andrew Bellatti in the eighth inning. Over his last 11 games, Pujols is 15 for 46 (.326) with two doubles, six home runs and 11 RBI.

''Albert's resume speaks for itself,'' starting pitcher Garrett Richards said. ''He's a Hall of Famer. That guy with one swing of the bat can get you right back into a game, and he showed that tonight.''


Angels 1B Albert Pujols to DH for the foreseeable future


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is dealing with a groin injury that will keep him from playing the field indefinitely, manager Mike Scioscia said per the Los Angeles Times.

"He's going to get as much time as he needs," Scioscia said. "If it's going to get irritated by playing first base, we'll keep him at DH."

Pujols suffered the injury on Friday and has served as the DH for the last two games. 


Angles DH Albert Pujols blasts 11th home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols went 1 for 4 at the plate in Los Angeles' 8-6 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Pujols did his damage in the second when he crushed a Shane Greene pitch over the left field wall for a three-run homer, his 11th of the season.

"He swung the bat well all night," manager Mike Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "[His groin] doesn't really hurt him swinging the bat. If he has to DH for a while, so be it. We need Albert in the middle of our lineup, and you see why tonight."

Pujols is now hitting .250 with 23 RBI on the year.