Latest Albert Pujols News

Angels place Simmons on 10-day IL, Ohtani OK after scare

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels received equal bits of good and bad news Tuesday. Shohei Ottani was fine, a day after he was hit on the right ring finger while swinging on a third strike. But they are going to be without Andrelton Simmons for awhile. The shortstop was placed on the 10-day...

Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals 6-3

May. 19, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night. The...

Trout, Pujols back Harvey and lift Angels over Royals 5-2

May. 18, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Harvey seems to be finding his groove. Harvey, who signed an $11 million, one-year deal with the Angels in the offseason, pitched two-run ball for five innings, and Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had two hits each as Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Friday night. "The...

Pérez shuts down Mariners, Twins keep rolling with 7-1 win

May. 18, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In his first season with Minnesota, Martín Pérez has rewritten the scouting report of his tendencies on the mound. By doing so, he's become a challenge for batters to solve, especially for teams that saw plenty of Pérez when he was with Texas. The Seattle Mariners became the...

Ohtani hits 1st HR of season for Angels in 5-4 win vs. Twins

May. 14, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One week into Shohei Ohtani's return to the Los Angeles Angels, the lineup is looking sharp. Minnesota ace Jose Berrios bore the brunt of their batting success on Monday night. Ohtani hit his first home run of the season, a towering two-run shot in the third inning against Berrios, and...

Back in cleanup spot, Davis homers as Orioles top Angels 5-1

May. 12, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis flashed a big smile when asked about recent strides in Baltimore's lineup. Not long ago, the Orioles slugger looked like he was carrying the weight of the entire franchise on his shoulders. Davis homered in his return to the cleanup spot in Baltimore's batting order, homering...

Pujols' 2 HRs, 3 RBIs to help Angels beat Orioles 7-2

May. 11, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Now in his 19th major league season, Albert Pujols still has the power and bat speed to hit a baseball a very long way. Pujols homered twice to increase his total to 641, had three RBIs and scored three runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Saturday. Even at...

Albert Pujols reaches 2,000 RBIs and Angels rout Tigers 13-0

May. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols turned on a fastball over the middle of the plate, sent the no-doubt shot deep into the left-field seats, flipped his bat toward celebrating teammates in the dugout and trotted around the bases. By the time he stepped on home plate, the three-time MVP was in an elite group of...

Pujols reaches 2,000 RBIs, joins Aaron and Rodriguez

May. 9, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is the third player with 2,000 career RBIs. Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting him in a group with Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086). Detroit left-hander Ryan Carpenter threw Pujols a...

Rodríguez and Boyd lead Tigers in 10-3 win over Angels

May. 8, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Boyd watched his third pitch get sent into the left-field seats. The Los Angeles Angels didn't get much accomplished against Detroit's left-hander after the game-opening blast and failed to prevent a second-year player from having his best performance at the plate. Boyd pitched six...