• The numbers and milestones continue to pile up for Albert Pujols, who broke out of a 1-for-14 start with two homers on Saturday, lifting him past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell into 27th place all-time with 477. Next on the list, tied at 493, are Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff, two more first baseman. He is the all-time leader after 12 seasons, according to STATS, in homers, doubles and total bases. Pujols is two extra-base hits away from 1,000, having passed Hall of Famers Honus Wagner and Al Simmons to move into 35th place all-time.
"I don't play for numbers, look at numbers," said Pujols, who on Saturday became the first player to hit two homers and get walked intentionally three times in the same game. "The last thing you want to do is get caught up in numbers."
• Chris Iannetta has hit safely in each of his four games and leads the team with four RBIs. Mike Trout has opened the season with a five-game hitting streak.
• Mark Trumbo seems to thrive in Texas. His opposite-field homer on Saturday gave him five blasts in 11 games at Rangers Ballpark since the start of 2012.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.