According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp.
Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the bottom of the third inning. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be serious and could just be a side effect of an unusually hot evening in Anaheim. On the bright side, the Angels have a big enough lead in the division to rest him for a couple of days if they so choose.
Including tonight’s three-run double, the 34-year-old Pujols is batting .274/.328/.469 with 26 home runs and 97 RBI over 148 games this season.