Pujols went 3-for-6 with two home runs and three RBI in a 22-1 win over Arizona on Saturday. Pujols singled in the fourth, blasted a solo shot in the seventh and clubbed a two-run long ball in the eighth to extend the score to its eventual 22-1 final. They were the veteran's first homers since June 20.
Pujols is starting at first base and batting second Wednesday against the Marlins, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Max Muncy will shift to the keystone as Pujols gets the nod at first base against southpaw Ross Detwiler. Per Eric Stephen of SBNation.com, Wednesday will mark the first time in 2,862 career starts that Pujols is batting second in the starting nine.
Pujols produced an RBI single in his only at-bat during Sunday's 5-1 victory versus the Nationals. The veteran didn't start but was called upon in a big spot in the seventh inning. With the game tied 1-1 and a runner on second base, Pujols laced a single to left field to give the Dodgers a one-run lead. The RBI was his 20th in 34 games since joining the Dodgers May 15. Over that stretch, Pujols is slashing .255/.290/.468 with six home runs.
Pujols went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run Sunday in the Dodgers' 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks. Pujols singled in the first and took Arizona starter Alex Young deep in the third to extend Los Angeles' lead to 4-1. The long ball was the 673rd of Pujols' career and also gave him his 1,860th career run, allowing him to pass Mel Ott for 14th place on MLB's all-time list. Pujols has been seeing more work of late with Max Muncy (oblique) on the injured list, but the expected returns of Muncy and Cody Bellinger (hamstring) early this week should result in the 41-year-old's opportunities becoming more scarce.
Pujols is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Pujols will return to the bench against right-hander Matt Peacock after going 0-for-4 in Friday's series opener. The 41-year-old figures to be available off the bench as Matt Beaty gets the start at first base.
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