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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%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 48.68
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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.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols dealing with groin injury, will DH


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is battling a groin injury that will keep him from playing the field, according to the Orange County Register.

Pujols will serve as the designated hitter on Saturday after tweaking his groin on Friday. Pujols is hitting .250 with 20 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.


Albert Pujols homers in three-hit night for Angels


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols paced the offense in Friday's win over Detroit. Pujols went 3 for 4 and hit a solo home run in the sixth. 

Pujols scored twice, recorded his tenth homer and drove in his 20th run. 


Angels' Albert Pujols homers, reaches three times Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols went 1 for 2 with two walks, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in his team's 12-2 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Pujols gave his team an immediate lead, cranking a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to put the Angels up for good. The first baseman has hit .238/.294/.436 with nine home runs and 19 RBI in 172 at-bats.


Albert Pujols moved to DH for Angels on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will not be a first baseman Thursday night. He is catching a break as designated hitter against the Tigers.

Grant Green will play the position instead.

Pujols has served as DH seven times this season, but none since May 17.


Albert Pujols gets two hits in Angels' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) The Angels only managed five hits against San Diego in a shutout loss, and first baseman Albert Pujols had two of them. 

Pujols went 2 for 4, lifting his average to .235


Angels 1B Albert Pujols drives in winning run in Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) With two outs in the ninth inning and the bases loaded in a 3-3 tie, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols delivered a single off Craig Kimbrel to score the game-winning run.

The single was his only hit in five at-bats during the game. It was his 17th career walkoff hit and first this season. The Padres intentionally walked Mike Trout to get to Pujols.

Prior to his one-hit game Monday, Pujols was hitting .259 with two home runs in his last seven games.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols not too concerned about hand/wrist bruise


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols didn't seem overly bothered Friday by a left hand/wrist injury he suffered Wednesday against the Blue Jays after getting hit by a pitch. Pujols, who sat out Thursday, doubled and homered in a 12-5 win Friday at Boston.

"It still bothered me a little bit, but it'll go away in a couple days," Pujols said, per MLB.com. "It's one of those things, day by day. It's just a bruise, and it's getting better. I have to give a lot of credit to the trainers. They've done a great job with it."


Angels' Albert Pujols back in starting lineup Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) As expected, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Red Sox, per MLB.com. He will hit third against right-hander Rick Porcello.

Pujols sat out Thursday's game after taking a pitch to the hand on Wednesday. He is hitting .179 (7 for 39) with two homers and three RBI over the last 10 games played. He owns a .231/.288/.413 with seven homers and 15 RBI in 156 plate appearances.

The Angels are underdogs (+107) at Fenway Park, per VegasInsider.com.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols (hand) plans on playing Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols doesn't appear destined to miss much time after taking a pitch to the hand Wednesday night and sitting Thursday. He has claimed that he will likely play Friday night in Boston, per the Los Angeles Times.

Pujols is feeling better Thursday despite some soreness and swelling, but he added that it's probably best that he took the day off. He is having trouble gripping the bat.


Angels 1B Albert Pujols a no-go Thursday after HBP


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is out of the lineup Thursday in Toronto after taking a pitch off his hand Wednesday night. Pujols had been considered day-to-day, though a further report on his condition is expected later Thursday. An initial exam revealed no fracture.

Marc Krauss will play his position and bat second.

Though it remains early in the season, the 35-year-old Pujols is putting up the least impressive statistics of his career. His slash line of .231/.288/.413 represents numbers far below his norm.


Angels' Dipoto: Albert Pujols avoids fractures, remains day-to-day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said that first baseman Albert Pujols did not fracture his hand after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday, the Orange County Register reports.

Pujols was able to stay in the game to run the bases after being hit and even played an inning at first base, but he was removed for a pinch-hitter the next time his spot came up. It appears he has avoided a major injury, and he could return to the lineup within days.

Pujols has hit .231/.288/.413 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 143 at-bats.


Angels await test results on Albert Pujols' wrist


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) The Angels are awaiting test results on the injured wrist of first baseman Albert Pujols after he had to come out of Wednesday's game after getting hit by a pitch, the Orange County Register reports.

"We’re naturally concerned," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We hope it’s just a bruise and we’ll see how it lines up."

Pujols was hit on the wrist in the fourth inning, but stayed in the game to run the bases and play defense initially. However, he was removed for a pinch-hitter in the fifth. The team initially announced the injury as a bruised wrist, but the first baseman went for tests after the game.

Pujols has hit .231/.288/.413 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 143 at-bats.