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Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols is a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball.

Pujols was selected as the National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 after hitting .329 with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs. He was named NL Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2008. Pujols batted .330 with 41 home runs and 117 RBIs in 2005, and he hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs in 2008.

The Dominican Republic native was born on Jan. 16, 1980.
Albert Pujols is a first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball.

Pujols was selected as the National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 after hitting .329 with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs. He was named NL Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2008. Pujols batted .330 with 41 home runs and 117 RBIs in 2005, and he hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs in 2008.

The Dominican Republic native was born on Jan. 16, 1980.
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  • Angels can't hold back Yankees in 4-3 loss

    Angels can't hold back Yankees in 4-3 loss
    KEY MOMENT: No. 9 hitter Brian Roberts, who entered with a .239 average, no home runs and four runs batted in, drove a knee-high fastball from Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth for the Yankees' game-winning...
  • Angels botch the job in 9-2 loss to Yankees

    Angels botch the job in 9-2 loss to Yankees
    KEY MOMENT: With a runner on first and none out in the first inning, Derek Jeter lofted a routine fly to the gap in right-center field. Angels center fielder Mike Trout and right fielder Collin Cowgill both called for it, and neither heard the other....
  • Angels' latest left fielder learning on the job

    Angels' latest left fielder learning on the job
    TORONTO -- Efren Navarro did not appear to have much of a future with the Angels last fall. He was a singles-hitting first baseman, trapped in triple A, with Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo ahead of him in Anaheim and top prospect C.J. Cron closing in...
  • Angels score in ninth to beat Blue Jays, 4-3

    Angels score in ninth to beat Blue Jays, 4-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Blue Jays twice walked Albert Pujols intentionally to get to Raul Ibanez, and both times the Angels scored — in the seventh inning, when Ibanez walked to load the bases and Howie Kendrick followed with an RBI walk, and in the ninth,...
  • Angels hold off Blue Jays in the ninth for 5-3 victory

    Angels hold off Blue Jays in the ninth for 5-3 victory
    Angels 5, Blue Jays 3 KEY MOMENT: What looked like a comfortable victory turned into a nail-biter for the Angels. They led, 5-1, after eight innings, but the Blue Jays started the ninth with three consecutive singles, bringing the tying run to the plate...
  • Angels getting push from young players

    Angels getting push from young players
    The Angels do not catch your fancy as a young team, Mike Trout notwithstanding. With Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton as the sluggers, Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson as the rotation anchors, Joe Smith and Ernesto Frieri as the closers, and Howie Kendrick...
  • Jered Weaver, Hank Conger pace Angels in 9-3 rout of Blue Jays

    Jered Weaver, Hank Conger pace Angels in 9-3 rout of Blue Jays
    For the first time in two years, the Angels are two games above .500. Jered Weaver won his fourth consecutive decision and Hank Conger drove in a career-high five runs to spark the Angels to a 9-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The...
  • Angels lack timely hits in loss to Toronto Blue Jays

     Angels lack timely hits in loss to Toronto Blue Jays
    KEY MOMENTS: Three of them, the three times Albert Pujols batted with men in scoring position. He made an out each time, stranding five runners in all. Pujols leads the Angels with 26 runs batted in, but he is batting .182 with men in scoring position. He...
  • With trade deadline approaching, Angels likely to stand pat

    With trade deadline approaching, Angels likely to stand pat
    While several trades were consummated and rumors continued to swirl on Wednesday, it was relatively quiet in the Angels front office leading up to Thursday’s 1 p.m. PDT non-waiver trade deadline. General Manager Jerry Dipoto did his heavy...
  • Kevin Gausman shines as Orioles hold on for 4-3 win over Los Angeles Angels

    Kevin Gausman shines as Orioles hold on for 4-3 win over Los Angeles Angels
    When Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman walked off the mound after the fourth inning Wednesday, moments after third baseman Manny Machado turned in another stunning defensive gem, the rookie said he wasn't dreaming of his potential moment in history....
  • Garrett Richards has second bad outing in a row for Angels

    Garrett Richards has second bad outing in a row for Angels
    Orioles 4, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: The Angels rallied for three runs with two outs in the fifth inning, Chris Iannetta hitting a two-run single to center and Kole Calhoun smacking an RBI double to right, to pull to within 4-3, and they had their best...