Albert Pujols

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

Angels pitcher Jered Weaver falls as he delivers a first-inning pitch, one of his rare missteps in Friday's 4-0 win over the Athletics in Anaheim. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Weaver, Angels Bullpen Blank Athletics, 4-0

Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A’s to three games.

08/29/2014

Erick Aybar of the Angels hits an RBI single during the second inning of the Halos' 4-3 win over Oakland in Anaheim on Thursday night. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Kendrick’s 10th-Inning Sacrifice Fly Lifts Angels Over A’s, 4-3

Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics.

08/28/2014

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels connects for a sixth-inning homer in the Halos' 9-4 win at Oakland on Sunday night. (credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Hamilton, Trout Push Angels Past A’s, 9-4

Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.

08/24/2014

Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker delivers a pitch during the first inning of Thursday's 2-0 win at Boston. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Angels Complete Sweep Of Red Sox With 2-0 Win

Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn’t allow a hit through 6 2-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway Park.

08/21/2014

19. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-13)

Pujols’ HR In 19th Lifts Angels Over Red Sox 5-4

Albert Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night in the longest game in the major leagues this season.

08/10/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05:  Juan Uribe #5 celebrates with Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at home plate after hitting a three run homerun in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium on August 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Uribe Scores In 9th To Give Dodgers 5-4 Win Over Angels In Game 2

Juan Uribe scored on a play at the plate in the 9th inning, and the Dodgers got even with the cross-town rival Angels on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Freeway Series.

08/05/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-4)

Albert Pujols Drives In Only Run To Lift Angels Past Orioles

Albert Pujols hit an RBI single in the 13th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Thursday night to avert a three-game series sweep.

07/31/2014

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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

19. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-13)

Pujols’ 7th-Inning Bomb Helps Angels Edge Blue Jays, 8-7

As long as they have Albert Pujols at the plate in a clutch situation, the Los Angeles Angels are confident they can win any close game they trail in the late innings.

07/09/2014

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Angels Use Big, Long 7th Inning To Defeat Astros 11-5

Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run home run, and C.J. Cron and pinch-hitter David Freese also homered against the Houston bullpen in the Angels’ eight-run seventh inning as Los Angeles beat the Astros 11-5 on Saturday night for their ninth straight home win.

07/05/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-4)

Pujols, Freese Drive In 5 Runs To Help Angels Top Royals

Albert Pujols and David Freese combined to drive in five runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh victory in eight games.

06/28/2014

19. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-13)

Pujols, Weaver Send Angels Over White Sox 8-4

Kole Calhoun homered and drove in three runs, Albert Pujols also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 Friday night.

06/06/2014

Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pujols Homers Twice As Angels Beat Rays 6-2

Albert Pujols hit a pair of solo homers against David Price, and Matt Shoemaker took a shutout into the seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Sunday.

05/18/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees

Pujols, Angels Pound On Yankees 13-1

Albert Pujols hit one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, C.J. Wilson kept New York in check again and the Angels roughed up the road weary Yankees 13-1 Friday night.

04/25/2014

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