Pujols ties Yastrzemski for 11th all-time in RBIs

Angels slugger drives in two runs in fifth vs. Tigers

Pujols ties Yastrzemski for 11th all-time in RBIs

ANAHEIM -- Angels slugger Albert Pujols continued to climb up the RBI leaderboard in Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Tigers, collecting his 1,844th career RBI and tying Carl Yastrzemski for 11th on MLB's all-time list.

Pujols delivered a bases-loaded, two-run single off Detroit left-hander Daniel Norris that tied the game at 2 in the fifth inning. Pujols pulled a 1-2 curveball to left field, driving in Martin Maldonado and Yunel Escobar for his 26th and 27th RBI of the season.

All-time RBI leaders

The 37-year-old veteran is batting .238 after recording a hit in 17 of the Angels' last 21 games. Pujols has also launched five home runs this season, bringing his career mark to 596 and leaving him just four shy of becoming the ninth player in Major League history to join the 600-homer club.

"I'm not surprised," Halos star Mike Trout said of Pujols' milestones. "It seems like every night he passes somebody. It's pretty remarkable. It's pretty special just to have him in the clubhouse. He's a Hall of Famer. Obviously, he's trying to chase the big one, 600, and he's passing people in other statistics, too."

Because RBIs became an official Major League statistic in 1920, Elias' tally begins at that date. Due to the uncertain nature of record keeping in the early part of the 20th century, some discrepancies may exist between the stats provided today by different historical data providers.

MLB.com utilizes different statistics than Elias. By MLB.com's count, Pujols sits tied for 13th, also behind Cap Anson and Ty Cobb, whose RBIs were not official at the time and have been excluded by Elias.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.