Albert Pujols Moves Up RBI List on Clutch Homer

Updated: April 29, 2017

Well, that didn’t take long as Albert Pujols once again moves up on the all-time RBI list. In Friday night’s contest against the Rangers, Pujols passed Ken Griffey Jr. in one of the best ways possible.

In a 3-3 game in the eighth inning, Pujols blasted a go-ahead three-run home run off Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress. That was his third homer of the season and his 594th of his career. It also gave him 1,838 RBIs, which moves him to 15th all-time and one behind Ted Williams.

According to T.R. Sullivan and Dave Sessions, Angels manager Mike Scioscia had this to say about Pujols after the game. “He’s been driving in runs all along, even though maybe some hits haven’t fallen in for him, he’s hitting the ball hard and driving in runs,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We know what he can do, and it’s good to see him feeling a little more comfortable in the box.”

After Friday’s game Pujols now leads the Angels in RBIs, with 21 on the season. The 37-year-old continues to prove the age doesn’t do anything to him. He is signed through the 2021 season, and if he keeps hitting like this the Angels will gladly take it.

The Pujols home run was clearly the biggest takeaway from Friday’s game, but the bullpen was fantastic yet again. Four pitches combined to throw a scoreless inning each and Jose Alvarez converted his first career save. The Angels have now won five straight games and look to keep it going on Saturday.

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