Pujols batted .200 (4-for-20) with two RBI and three strikeouts in nine spring contests. The 40-year-old's nondescript spring was a stark contrast to his play in Cactus League contests in 2019, when he hit .326 with a trio of long balls. Of course, Pujols hit only .244 during the regular season last year, emphasizing the relative insignificance of spring stats, particularly among veterans. Pujols is expected to be the Angels' primary first baseman again in 2020, which will be his ninth season with Los Angeles.
Pujols went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Athletics. Pujols singled in the fourth inning and plated what turned out to be the deciding run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Though it will require a significant effort over the Angels' final five games, Pujols has an outside shot of driving in 100 runs for the 15th time in his career. The 39-year-old currently sits at 93 RBI along with 23 homers and a .249 average in his 19th season in the league.
Pujols went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Rays. Pujols got the Angels on the board with an RBI double in the first inning and later capped things off with his three-run blast in the fifth. He's up to 23 homers and 89 RBI with a .766 OPS this season.
Pujols isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians. Pujols will take a seat for the second game of the series after launching a solo homer Monday evening. Jared Walsh is starting at first base and will hit seventh.
Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to Cleveland on Monday. Pujols plated the Angels' first run with a 438-foot blast to left center field in the second inning. The long ball was the 655th of his storied career, placing him five back of Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time home run list. Pujols is slashing .251/.311/.448 with 22 homers and 85 RBI in 479 plate appearances this season.