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Albert Pujols' journey to 3000 hits captured in one incredible infographic

Mariners base runner Dee Gordon slides safely into second base under the tag attempt by Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons Albert Pujols' journey to 3000 hits captured in one incredible infographic
| 13 May, 2018, 01:07

Albert Pujols got his 3,000th career hit and Garrett Richards pitched 6 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Seattle Mariners 5-0 Friday night at Safeco Field.

Porcello (5-0) allowed one run and three hits in six innings while winning his seventh straight decision dating to last season.

Blue Jays right-hander Joe Biagini (0-1) was tagged for 10 hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The Angels didn't need any more offense from Pujols while sweeping the three-game series and scoring 25 runs against Baltimore's beleaguered pitching staff. He did it in style too, blasting a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Brewers.

In his fourth game, he hit home run number one off Arizona's Armando Reynoso and his hits and home runs started accumulating quickly. Cabrera had just returned from missing three games with biceps spasms when he injured the hamstring while running in the sixth inning.

Despite teaming with Mike Trout since 2012, the Angels have made just one playoff appearance since Pujols joined the team.

Shohei Ohtani was lustfully booed by Seattle fans in his first game in the Pacific Northwest.

The 38-year-old started his illustrious career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001.


BC-BBA-Angels-Pujols 3000, 1st Ld-Writethru, 687 Albert Pujols becomes 32nd player in 3,000-hit clubAP Photo WAET107, WAET109, WAET110, WAET110, WAET112Eds: Updates with additional details.

Between Pujols and the first combined no-hitter in Dodgers history, Friday was a very busy day for Los Angeles baseball.

As I just mentioned, Albert Pujols getting his 3,000th hit was not the end all-be all of his getting a Hall of Fame plaque.

Pujols' big hit came shortly before four Dodgers pitchers combined for a no-hitter in a 4-0 win over the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico. "Then three days later, on Opening Day, I got my first hit". Among players with 3,000 hits, he has the second-highest RBI/games played ratio since RBIs became an official statistic in 1920, according to the Elias Bureau.

Throw in 3,001 career hits and 620 homers (so far) to go with a.304 lifetime batting average, and Pujols could retire today and still be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

Angels outfielder Mike Trout congratulated his teammate, nicknamed "The Machine", on reaching the milestone with a tweet. Calhoun has five hits in his last 58 at-bats, with 20 strikeouts.

Angels: The starting rotation is still a carousel thanks to early season injuries for Matt Shoemaker, J.C. Ramirez and Nick Tropeano, among others.

The right fielder has now homered four times in the four games since shifting to the top spot.

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