Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals might be closing in on a Triple Crown.
An unusual season has brought Albert Pujols to an unusual place. After enduring a harsh May, he enters September on a path that may secure the league lead in batting average, RBIs and home runs: the Triple Crown.
“I’m reluctant to even address it,” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. “It’s certainly significant, but you don’t want to put emphasis on anything that detracts from our team goal. There’s a lot that potentially goes with it.”
“It’s not what I play for,” Pujols said Saturday. “It’s what I’ve told you all along. Numbers aren’t what I play for.”