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.
Pujols (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, batting fifth and playing first base.
Pujols left Thursday's game with an illness and did not take park in Friday's contest, but he's ready to go again following a brief absence. The veteran is riding a six-game hitting streak, posting a 1.117 OPS over that stretch.
Pujols (illness) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.
Pujols exited Thursday's game due to an illness and it will keep him on the bench Friday. Jared Walsh will start at first base and bat seventh in his absence.
Pujols left Thursday's game with an illness, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Apparently Pujols was under the weather when he showed up to the ballpark, and while he was able to play through it for most of the afternoon, it got worse during the game, per manager Brad Ausmus. Pujols went 1-for-4 before being replaced at first base by Jared Walsh in the eighth inning. The Angels travel to Chicago for a three-game set against the White Sox this weekend.
Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to Oakland on Tuesday.
Pujols socked a 407-foot shot to left field in the fourth inning. The long ball was his second in his last three games, and Pujols has accumulated eight hits in 20 at-bats during a modest four-game hitting streak. The future Hall of Famer is slashing .252/.312/.449 with 21 homers and 84 RBI in 458 plate appearances this season.
Pujols went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.
Pujols belted a ground rule double to left field in the third inning to plate the Angels' first run. The hit was the 3,185th of his career, moving him past Cal Ripken Jr. into sole possession of 14th place on the all-time list. The 39-year-old got off to a slow start this season but has improved his batting average each month, including a strong August in which he hit .302 with three homers and 20 runs batted in.
Pujols is batting fourth against Boston on Sunday.
Pujols has occupied the cleanup spot for all three games of the weekend series against the Red Sox after splitting time between the fifth and sixth spots throughout the second half of the season. The veteran slugger has responded well to the change thus far, going 6-for-12 with a homer and six RBI in his last two games. Justin Upton has moved down to the fifth slot after batting fourth most of the season.
Pujols went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Red Sox.
Pujols capped a seven-run inning with the three-run blast off Red Sox reliever Josh Smith. His other run came after he got aboard with a double in the third inning, coming around to score on a Kole Calhoun double. Pujols has now reached the 20-homer mark in 17 of his 19 major-league seasons. The first baseman has added 82 RBI and 47 runs scored in 404 at-bats this season.
Pujols went 4-for-8 with three RBI in a 7-6 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
Pujols brought the Angels to within a run in the fifth inning with a two-run single that made it 4-3 at the time. The first baseman then added another RBI on a ninth-inning single. The tying run scored when Red Sox right fielder J.D. Martinez committed a fielding error, leading to the marathon 15-inning contest. Pujols remained at first base throughout the entire game, so a day off may be in his future over the weekend. The 39-year-old is hitting .250/.310/.433 with 19 homers, 82 RBI and 45 runs scored in 108 games this year.
Pujols went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run Wednesday in the Angels' 8-7 loss to the Rangers.
Pujols tied the game at 4-4 with a two-run single in the fifth inning, giving him his second hit of the day. The 39-year-old has recorded exactly two hits in five of his last six starts, resulting in him season-long batting average climbing 10 points (to .249).
Pujols is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Pujols is just getting some maintenance for the afternoon contest after turning in one of his better all-around performances of the season in Monday night's 8-7 loss in the series opener. He reached base four times in the contest, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, two walks and his first stolen base of the season. Matt Thaiss will draw the start at first base in the front end of the twin bill, but expect Pujols to check back into the starting nine for the nightcap.
Pujols went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, two walks and his first stolen base of the season in Monday's 8-7 loss to the Rangers.
Pujols matched his 2018 total with his 19th long ball of the season during a five-run first inning for the Angels. The 39-year-old is slashing .245/.303/.438 with 33 extra-base hits and 73 RBI this season.
Pujols is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
The Angels will hand Pujols a maintenance day as the club wraps up its series versus the White Sox with a day game. Matt Thaiss will fill in at first base for Pujols.
Pujols is not in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox.
Pujols will sit the day after a three-RBI performance in which he broke the major-league record for career hits by a foreign-born player. The infield will shift in his absence, with Matt Thaiss starting at first base, batting sixth, and Wilfredo Tovar starting at shortstop, batting eighth.
Pujols went 2-for-4 with three RBI in a victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Pujols collected a run-scoring single in his second at-bat, bringing his career hits total to 3,167 to establish the major-league record for a foreign-born player. The Dominican-American slugger later added another base knock to his Hall of Fame resume with a clutch single to plate a pair of runs in the eighth inning. In his 18th season, Pujols is slashing .242/.299/.433 with 18 homers and 70 RBI in 395 plate appearances.
Pujols is not in Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Pujols is 7-for-23 with one home run and five strikeouts in seven games this month. Matt Thaiss will start at first base and hit fifth Saturday.
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