Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 11 Months

Albert Pujols cranked his 498th career home run off Joe Nathan in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

Pujols finished the afternoon 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of strikeouts. He's now upped his season slash to a healthy .282/.354/.606 to go along with six long balls and 14 RBI.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 11 Months

Albert Pujols continued his march toward the 500 home run club, launching his 497th career long ball in Friday's win over the Tigers in Detroit.

He finished the night 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI. He has looked somewhat like the Pujols of old in April, hitting .279/.347/.574 with five homers and 13 RBI. As long as he can manage to stay healthy, it looks as if he'll be incredibly productive hitting behind Mike Trout in the middle of the Angels lineup.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI in Monday's 3-2 loss to the A's.

Warning: Pujols is officially heating up. He's now hit a homer in four of his last six games. In those contests, he's collected eight RBI and four walks. Oh, and did we mention he's riding a 10-game hitting streak? Only two of those games featured more than one hit, but fantasy owners hardly care when he's drilling the ball like this. Pujols is slashing .259/.322/.556 with four homers and nine RBI.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA 12 Months

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's 2-0 triumph over the Mariners.

With Garrett Richards utterly befuddling the Mariners on the mound, the Halos didn't need any more offense than Pujols' third inning two-run blast off Roenis Elias. After a sluggish start to the season, Pujols has homered in two straight games. Good thing, as Los Angeles needs his bat with Josh Hamilton out of the lineup.

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-5 with a run scored in Monday's win over the Astros.

Pujols managed a ninth-inning double to avoid taking the collar, but among his other at-bats were a couple weak groundouts and a popout. The Angels' first baseman is now hitting just .200/.226/.333 for the season and has driven in only one run over the first seven games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Jan 02 '80

Albert Pujols doubled and tripled in his two at-bats on Sunday, leading the Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Indians in Cactus League play.

Pujols was feeling especially spry, hustling around the bases for an RBI triple that plated Mike Trout to get the Angels on the board in the first inning. He also doubled and came around to score a run in the fifth. After a slow start to the spring season, the veteran slugger is now looking like vintage Pujols, slashing .326/.400/.558.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Dec 29 '79

Albert Pujols went 1-for-3, hitting his first homer of the spring against the Royals on Thursday.

Pujols has been swinging the bat much better as of late after a cold start to the Cactus League. He doubled twice on Wednesday and has had multiple hits in three out of his six games.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Dec 28 '79

Albert Pujols doubled twice in three at-bats against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Pujols has logged multi-hit outings in three out of his last five Cactus League appearances. His Cactus League average jumps up to .294 with Wednesday's effort. While he has been hitting the gaps with reckless abandon, Pujols has yet to hit a home run this spring.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Dec 21 '79

Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Pujols is starting to heat up, bringing his average up to .250 with his effort Wednesday. The Angels' first baseman posted career lows across the board last season due to plantar fasciitis. The 34-year-old still has plenty left in the tank, though.

Albert Pujols 1B/DH LAA Dec 20 '79

Albert Pujols went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against the Mariners on Tuesday.

The double was his first extra-base hit of the spring and he raised his batting average to .190. It's a good idea to take spring stats with a grain of salt, though, particularly this early. The Angels are satisfied he can play at first base after suffering from plantar fasciitis last season.