Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 4 weeks ago

Pujols connected on a three-run homer in Tuesday's 10-2 thrashing of the Rockies.

Pujols was part of a four-homer barrage against Rockies starter Chad Bettis, who was unable to make it out of the third inning. It's the 26th long ball of the season for Pujols, whose unexpected power spike has made up for his rather low .264 batting average.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Pujols went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Pujols hit his 25th home run of the season Sunday, putting him on pace for 49, which would match his career high set in 2006 as a member of the Cardinals. There is no telling where this explosion of power came from or how long it will last, but Pujols seems to finally be living up to the 10-year, $254 million contract he signed with the Angels in December of 2011.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Pujols isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

Since his four-homer, 10-RBI binge over a four-game stretch a little over a week ago, Pujols has quieted down a bit, but it's hardly reason for alarm. He's drawn a walk in seven straight games to boost his OBP to .340 for the season, and will simply pick up a rest to keep fresh heading into the upcoming week of action. Efren Navarro will have the tall task of replacing Pujols for Sunday's game.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Pujols hit his 22nd and 23rd home runs in Monday's win over the Astros. He knocked in three.

Pujols is doing that whole "machine" thing again. He has 12 home runs against just four strikeouts in June and 20 home runs against just 16 strikeouts since the beginning of May. He also drew a walk Monday, his ninth of the month. Pujols has shown power at various times in his Angels tenure, but this is the first time we've seen the pure hitter who looked like the best right-handed slugger of his generation in St. Louis since he moved to the West Coast.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Pujols went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a loss to the A's on Sunday.

Pujols' 21st homer of the season got the Angels on the board in the top of the eighth, but the team failed to push any more across in the 3-2 defeat. The 35-year-old continues to laugh in the face of Father Time, as he is now on pace for 49 home runs and 102 RBI this season.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-5 with his 20th home run and five RBIs on Friday.

Pujols now has 42 RBIs on the season, and continues to hold on to the clean-up role in Anaheim. If the Angels continue to get runners on base, Pujols should keep driving them in with his .554 slugging percentage.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Pujols hit his 19th home run, a two-run shot, in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Pujols's June power tear continues. He's now up to eight home runs in 14 games in the month. His slugging percentage is up to .550, which would be his highest since 2010, his last All-Star season. He now has the AL home run lead to himself, ahead of teammate Mike Trout and two others with 18.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-5 with a homer and 2 RBI Thursday to help the Angels down the Rays, 6-2.

Pujols hit his 17th home run of the season, and it also happened to be his 1,122nd extra-base hit, tying Manny Ramirez for 14th place in that category. The 35-year-old first baseman has 1,635 RBI, one short of Ernie Banks, who is 29th on the all-time list. Pujols is hot, as his homer Thursday was his ninth in 13 games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Pujols hit his 16th home run off Nathan Karns in Tuesday's win over over Tampa Bay, part of a 3-for-4 game with three runs scored.

Pujols is on a white-hot tear, with eight home runs over his past 11 games. His slugging percentage has jumped from .418 to .531 over that span. When Pujols is at his best, he's still one of the best in the game, and he's showing that again over the past two weeks.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

It looked as though the Angels were on the verge of sending CC Sabathia home early, as Mike Trout and Pujols hit back-to-back homers to open the scoring in the first, but the Halos were unable to bring home any more runs in the contest. The 35-year-old is tearing the cover of the ball in June, hitting .333/.364/.762 with three home runs in 21 at-bats.