Albert Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp


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.