Albert Pujols

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim swings and watches the flight of his ball a he hits a two-run homer against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the second inning at Coliseum on September 2, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Pujols’ 35th HR Lifts Angels Over Athletics

Albert Pujols hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 career 35-home run seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels jumped on Athletics ace Sonny Gray from the start to beat Oakland 9-4 on Wednesday.

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 25:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates his three-run home run against the Detroit Tigers with Mike Trout #27 and Kole Calhoun #56 during the first inning at Comerica Park on August 25, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Pujols, 3 Wild Pitches Help Angels Beat Tigers, 8-7

Albert Pujols homered and the Los Angeles Angels scored three times on wild pitches in an 8-7 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.


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Trout, Pujols Knock In Runs But White Sox Pound Angels, 8-2

The Chicago White Sox avoided a four-game sweep Thursday evening.


KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 14:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals runs to first hatter hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 14, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Ground Angels To Take Game 2 Of Series

Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Danny Duffy settled down after a wild start and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.


CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 12:  The Chicago White Sox celebrate after Avisail Garcia #26 hit a walkoff one run RBI double against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at U.S. Cellular Field on August 12, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox won 3-2 in thirteen innings.  (Credit: Jon Durr/Getty Images)

White Sox Walk-Off Against Angels In 13 Innings

Avisail Garcia’s line-drive double to the wall with one out in the 13th inning drove in Jose Abreu from first base and lifted the Chicago White Sox to 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night to finish a three-game sweep.


ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 08:  Ubaldo Jimenez #31 of the Baltimore Orioles throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 8, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Jimenez Blanks Angels As Orioles Win 5-0

Ubaldo Jimenez yielded two hits over eight innings, and Manny Machado had four hits and scored two runs in the Baltimore Orioles’ 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.


ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 20:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim follows through on a home run in the second inning during game two of a double header against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 20, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Pujols Blasts 3 Homers As Angels Beat Sox, 11-1 And 7-3, In Doubleheader

Albert Pujols hit three homers while the Angels swept a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, connecting twice and seizing the major league lead from Mike Trout during Los Angeles’ 7-3 victory in the nightcap.


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Rookie Pederson Finishes 2nd In Home Run Derby, Obliterates Previous Dodger Record

Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson hit 13 home runs in the first round of the 2015 Home Run Derby on Monday to eliminate Orioles slugger Manny Machado.


OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after hitting a grand slam against the Oakland A's in the seventh inning at Coliseum on June 19, 2015 in Oakland, California.  The Angels took the lead with the slam and are ahead 10-7 in the eighth inning. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Pujols Drives In 5 Runs To Rally Angels Past Athletics, 12-7

Albert Pujols hit a grand slam to highlight an eight-run seventh inning and drove in five runs, and the Angels rallied from five runs down to beat the Oakland Athletics 12-7 on Friday night.


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Pujols’ 18th Home Run All Angels Need To Beat A’s

Two nights after passing Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list, Pujols hit the 538th of his career and raised his RBI total to 1,636 — tying Ernie Banks for 29th place on that list.


ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 9:  Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates at the plate after rounding the bases on his home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 9, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Pujols Ties Mantle On HR List, Angels Beat Rays 8-2

Albert Pujols reached another milestone and helped the Los Angeles Angels end a skid.


Angels outfielders Mike Trout, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Cole Calhoun celebrate an 8-6 win over the Tigers Saturday night in Anaheim. (credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Yard Sail! Angels Hit 5 Homers To Beat Tigers, 8-6

All of the homers came off Shane Greene (4-4), who had given up only three in his first 59 innings this season combined.


during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 29, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Pujols, Santiago Power Angels Past Slumping Tigers, 2-0

Detroit has scored just six runs in its last five games while losing five of seven overall.


TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 20: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after being hit by pitch as manager Mike Scioscia #14 and the trainer tend to him in the fourth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 20, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Pujols Leaves Game After Being Hit By Pitch On Left Hand

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols left Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays in the fifth, one inning after he was hit on the left hand by a pitch from Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison.


Jered Weaver pitched a gem and led the Angels to a 2-0 victory over the surging Astros Friday night. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Sport)

Jered Weaver, Angels Bring Astros Back Down To Earth, 2-0

Weaver finished in style, retiring the heart of Houston’s order in the ninth.