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Albert Pujols leads the AL in HR, RBI, and OPS since May 15

Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run against Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish in Arlington, Texas

Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run against Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish in the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington, Texas August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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I’ve written a few posts already about how Albert Pujols has bounced back from his brutal start with the Angels to resume being a great hitter, but after his latest homer binge--which includes two bombs against the Rangers last night--he’s now leading the American League in OPS dating back to May 15:

ALBERT PUJOLS 1.060
Mike Trout 1.043
David Ortiz 1.028
Miguel Cabrera 1.023
Robinson Cano 1.010
Jose Bautista 1.004

OK, so this post could just as easily be about how ridiculously great Mike Trout is, but let’s stick with the Pujols theme. (Sorry, Angels fans. You’ll have to just be happy with having both of them on the same team.)

In addition to leading the league in OPS since May 15--a span of 68 games--Pujols also leads the league in homers, RBIs, and slugging percentage and ranks fourth in batting average and on-base percentage. Kind of makes all that early speculation about whether he was suddenly washed-up seem pretty silly now, huh?