Pujols sets career hit mark for foreign-born players in win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn't want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end.

That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols' illustrious time in the game.

Pujols had two hits and three RBIs Wednesday and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

''I mean, what more can we say? He's one of the greatest players to ever play the game, one of the greatest hitters to ever play the game,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''And he's going to pass some other names I'm sure that are very well known and have plaques hanging in Cooperstown.

Pujols had an RBI single in the 4th inning. His 3,167th hit moved him past fellow Dominican Republic native Adrian Beltre (3,166) and into sole possession of 15th place for career hits.

''He just keeps doing what he does,'' said Dillon Peters (3-1), who allowed two runs in six innings while striking out six after an erratic start. ''Everybody here looks up to him, and it's just awesome to watch him chase his dream and chase all the milestones he's already overcome. And there's going to be more to come.''

Luis Rengifo also drove in two runs for the Angels, who snapped a three-game home losing streak.

Melky Cabrera and Elias Diaz each had an RBI for the Pirates, who failed to complete a three-game sweep of the Angels. Pittsburgh has not won three in a row since July 1-3, against the Chicago Cubs.

Chris Archer (3-9) allowed four runs, three earned, in five innings, and his streak of starts without a win reached 12 games. It is the longest such span in Archer's eight-year career.

The Angels scored four runs in the fourth inning to erase a two-run deficit. Los Angeles moved in front on Rengifo's double to left field. The Pirates' Bryan Reynolds overran the ball when it dropped in, and it bounced all the way to warning track. Rengifo kept running, rounding third and sliding headfirst into home to give the Angels a two-run lead.

The 39-year-old Pujols drove in Los Angeles' first run with his record-setting single, helping spark the struggling Angels to their fifth win in the past 18 games. David Fletcher followed with an RBI double that tied the game at 2-all.

''Forget about the record. It's my job to come here every night and try to help this ball club to win when I can,'' Pujols said. ''With my defense or with my offense when I get that opportunity, and that's what I did tonight. It was an effort where everybody contributed."

After Pittsburgh pulled within 4-3 in the seventh inning, with Diaz scoring from third when Erik Gonzalez hit into a double play, Pujols put the Angels ahead 6-3 with a two-run single in the eighth inning. It was another example of Pujols' knack for delivering in ''prime time,'' as Pirates manager Clint Hurdle described it.

''Later on in the game, clutch situations, I've seen him be really, really good,'' Hurdle said. ''And he's still driving in runs.''

Rengifo drove in Pujols to make it 7-3, before Diaz had an RBI single in the ninth inning for the final margin of victory.

MORE HISTORY

Mike Trout went 0-for-3 with a walk, collecting a stolen base in the fourth inning to become the first American League player with eight straight seasons of at least 25 homers and 10 stolen bases. Barry Bonds, Darryl Strawberry and Willie Mays also accomplished the feat, with Bonds doing so 12 consecutive seasons from 1990-2001 with Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

BOUNCING BACK

Peters looked like he would not last long after the Pirates jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Peters loaded the bases with no outs with a walk and hitting two batters. Josh Bell hit into a double play that scored Kevin Newman, and Cabrera had an RBI single to right that made it 2-0. But Peters was effective after that rough opening. ''Just one of those weird starts to a game where I just had no feel after the first batter,'' Peters said. ''Got out of it and just tried to turn the outing into a positive.''

STILL WAITING

The Pirates' last series sweep came June 21-23 against San Diego, and they have not won every game in a road series since May 17-19 at the Padres. They have swept two road series this season, the other coming when they took two games at Detroit on April 15-16. But Hurdle still treated the series win as a positive. ''We haven't had one since we came out of the break, so it's a step in the right direction,'' Hurdle said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: C Jacob Stallings was scratched from the starting lineup because of a migraine. ... RHP Jameson Taillon will miss the 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time.

Angels: RHP Noe Ramirez (viral infection) was recalled from the injured list Wednesday and served the first game of a three-game suspension for hitting Astros OF Jake Marsinick with a pitch on July 16.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (8-11, 4.71 ERA) will start in the opener of a three-game series against the Cubs at home on Friday. Musgrove is 0-1 in two starts against the Cubs this season, but has not allowed an earned run in 9 1/3 innings.

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney (1-3, 4.89) gets the nod in the first game of a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Heaney is 1-2 with a 5.13 ERA in five home starts this season.

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PIT50-70
200000101461
LAA59-63
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  • W: D. Peters (3-1)L: C. Archer (3-9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS21100110.304.349.426.7754.5
B. Reynolds LF31000021.335.410.537.9471.0
S. Marte CF30100010.288.331.496.8263.5
J. Bell DH40000023.285.367.595.963-1.0
M. Cabrera RF41210011.289.321.418.7393.5
C. Moran 1B40100003.283.329.443.7721.0
E. Diaz C31110101.248.303.314.6174.0
A. Frazier 2B40000012.267.327.388.715-0.5
E. Gonzalez 3B30000011.194.270.254.524-0.5
a- P. Reyes PH10000011.185.243.292.535-0.5
  • a-struck out for Gonzalez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Goodwin LF40100031.283.335.481.816-0.5
M. Trout CF31000132.291.439.6541.0932.5
S. Ohtani DH31200111.294.356.512.8683.5
K. Calhoun RF41100024.236.326.479.8041.0
A. Pujols 1B42230000.242.299.433.7317.0
D. Fletcher 3B31110000.284.343.394.7384.0
L. Rengifo 2B41220020.246.328.366.6944.0
A. Bemboom C40000031.300.300.400.700-1.5
W. Tovar SS30100000.207.270.276.5461.0
    BATTING
    • 3B - K. Newman (3)
    • RBI - M. Cabrera (39), E. Diaz (23)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (23)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, C. Moran 2 (2), E. Diaz, P. Reyes
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Fletcher (26), L. Rengifo (15)
    • SH - D. Fletcher
    • RBI - A. Pujols 3 (70), D. Fletcher (40), L. Rengifo 2 (26)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Pujols (29), D. Fletcher (17), L. Rengifo (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout, K. Calhoun 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - S. Marte (20)
    • CS - K. Newman (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Trout (10)
    • CS - L. Rengifo (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - B. Reynolds (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Tovar-Rengifo-Pujols; Tovar-Rengifo-Pujols)
    • E - L. Rengifo (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Archer (L, 3-9)5.054321005.231.415.0
    K. Kela1.00000103.241.083.5
    K. Crick1.01000204.531.533.0
    G. Hartlieb1.04330108.651.96-3.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Archer (L, 3-9)5.0
    K. Kela1.0
    K. Crick1.0
    G. Hartlieb1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Peters (W, 3-1)6.04221603.381.2624.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 20)1.00101103.401.282.5
    C. Bedrosian (H, 13)1.00000202.891.094.0
    H. Robles1.02110102.851.140.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Peters (W, 3-1)6.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 20)1.0
    C. Bedrosian (H, 13)1.0
    H. Robles1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Archer 2 (6), G. Hartlieb (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 98-60, K. Kela 12-8, K. Crick 14-10, G. Hartlieb 25-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-1, K. Kela 1-1, G. Hartlieb 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Archer 22, K. Kela 3, K. Crick 4, G. Hartlieb 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - H. Robles (4)
    • HBP - D. Peters 3 (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Peters 94-59, T. Buttrey 13-6, C. Bedrosian 11-7, H. Robles 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Peters 8-2, T. Buttrey 2-0, C. Bedrosian 1-0, H. Robles 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Peters 24, T. Buttrey 4, C. Bedrosian 3, H. Robles 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    PIT50-70
    200000101461
    LAA59-63
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Newman SS21100110.304.349.426.7754.5
    B. Reynolds LF31000021.335.410.537.9471.0
    S. Marte CF30100010.288.331.496.8263.5
    J. Bell DH40000023.285.367.595.963-1.0
    M. Cabrera RF41210011.289.321.418.7393.5
    C. Moran 1B40100003.283.329.443.7721.0
    E. Diaz C31110101.248.303.314.6174.0
    A. Frazier 2B40000012.267.327.388.715-0.5
    E. Gonzalez 3B30000011.194.270.254.524-0.5
    a- P. Reyes PH10000011.185.243.292.535-0.5
    Total31462021013-----
    • a-struck out for Gonzalez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Goodwin LF40100031.283.335.481.816-0.5
    M. Trout CF31000132.291.439.6541.0932.5
    S. Ohtani DH31200111.294.356.512.8683.5
    K. Calhoun RF41100024.236.326.479.8041.0
    A. Pujols 1B42230000.242.299.433.7317.0
    D. Fletcher 3B31110000.284.343.394.7384.0
    L. Rengifo 2B41220020.246.328.366.6944.0
    A. Bemboom C40000031.300.300.400.700-1.5
    W. Tovar SS30100000.207.270.276.5461.0
    Total32710602149-----
      BATTING
      • 3B - K. Newman (3)
      • RBI - M. Cabrera (39), E. Diaz (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Cabrera (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, C. Moran 2 (2), E. Diaz, P. Reyes
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fletcher (26), L. Rengifo (15)
      • SH - D. Fletcher
      • RBI - A. Pujols 3 (70), D. Fletcher (40), L. Rengifo 2 (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Pujols (29), D. Fletcher (17), L. Rengifo (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout, K. Calhoun 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Marte (20)
      • CS - K. Newman (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Trout (10)
      • CS - L. Rengifo (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Reynolds (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Tovar-Rengifo-Pujols; Tovar-Rengifo-Pujols)
      • E - L. Rengifo (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Archer (L, 3-9)5.054321005.231.415.0
      K. Kela1.00000103.241.083.5
      K. Crick1.01000204.531.533.0
      G. Hartlieb1.04330108.651.96-3.5
      Total8.010762140---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Archer (L, 3-9)5.0
      K. Kela1.0
      K. Crick1.0
      G. Hartlieb1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Peters (W, 3-1)6.04221603.381.2624.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 20)1.00101103.401.282.5
      C. Bedrosian (H, 13)1.00000202.891.094.0
      H. Robles1.02110102.851.140.5
      Total9.06432100---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Peters (W, 3-1)6.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 20)1.0
      C. Bedrosian (H, 13)1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Archer 2 (6), G. Hartlieb (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 98-60, K. Kela 12-8, K. Crick 14-10, G. Hartlieb 25-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 4-1, K. Kela 1-1, G. Hartlieb 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Archer 22, K. Kela 3, K. Crick 4, G. Hartlieb 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - H. Robles (4)
      • HBP - D. Peters 3 (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Peters 94-59, T. Buttrey 13-6, C. Bedrosian 11-7, H. Robles 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Peters 8-2, T. Buttrey 2-0, C. Bedrosian 1-0, H. Robles 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Peters 24, T. Buttrey 4, C. Bedrosian 3, H. Robles 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Diaz singled to right, Cabrera scored47
      • 8TH INNING
        Rengifo singled to right, Pujols scored37
        Pujols singled to center, Ohtani and Calhoun scored, Pujols to second36
      • 7TH INNING
        Gonzalez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz scored, Frazier out at second34
      • 4TH INNING
        Rengifo doubled to left, Rengifo and Fletcher scored on left fielder Reynolds fielding error24
        Fletcher doubled to left center, Pujols scored22
        Pujols singled to right, Trout scored21
      • 1ST INNING
        Cabrera singled to right, Reynolds scored20
        Bell grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Newman scored, Reynolds to third, Marte out at second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Hansel Robles relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera singled to shallow center
        • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to second, Cabrera to second
        • E. Diaz: Diaz singled to right, Cabrera scored
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Diaz to second on wild pitch, Ball, Frazier popped out to second
        • Pablo Reyes hit for Erik Gonzalez
        • P. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Ty Buttrey
        • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Geoff Hartlieb relieved Kyle Crick
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani singled to center
        • K. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Calhoun singled to left, Ohtani to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ohtani to third, Calhoun to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pujols singled to center, Ohtani and Calhoun scored, Pujols to second
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Pujols to third
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rengifo singled to right, Pujols scored
        • A. Bemboom: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Bemboom struck out looking
        • W. Tovar: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rengifo caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Dillon Peters
        • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier reached on fielder's choice to right, Diaz to third on 2nd baseman Rengifo fielding error
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz scored, Frazier out at second
        • K. Newman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Newman struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Kyle Crick relieved Keone Kela
        • A. Bemboom: Bemboom flied out to left
        • W. Tovar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tovar singled to right
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
        • M. Trout: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Marte singled to center
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • C. Moran: Moran lined out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Keone Kela relieved Chris Archer
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols flied out to center
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to second
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to left
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • K. Newman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Newman tripled to deep center
        • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • W. Tovar: Strike looking, Foul, Tovar lined out to second
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin singled to right
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked, Goodwin to second
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Goodwin to third, Ohtani to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to third
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to third
        • C. Moran: Moran singled to center
        • E. Diaz: Diaz reached on fielder's choice to third, Moran out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Trout walked
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Trout stole second, Pujols singled to right, Trout scored
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pujols to second on wild pitch, Fletcher doubled to left center, Pujols scored
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Rengifo doubled to left, Rengifo and Fletcher scored on left fielder Reynolds fielding error
        • A. Bemboom: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bemboom struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Newman hit by pitch
        • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Newman caught stealing second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Reynolds grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Bemboom: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bemboom struck out swinging
        • W. Tovar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Tovar grounded out to first
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz grounded out to third
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
        • D. Fletcher: Fletcher grounded out to pitcher
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Newman walked
        • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Reynolds hit by pitch, Newman to second
        • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marte hit by pitch, Newman to third, Reynolds to second
        • J. Bell: Ball, Bell grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Newman scored, Reynolds to third, Marte out at second
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to right, Reynolds scored
        • C. Moran: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Moran grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Archer Pitching:
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ohtani singled to right
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)