Pujols makes 'incredible' stop, throw from back

August 23rd, 2018

PHOENIX -- hit the first home run of his illustrious career at Chase Field, which was then called Bank One Ballpark, in 2001.
When the Angels first baseman returned there for Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the D-backs, he showed that he still has the touch in the field.
Pujols made a diving stop on Steven Souza Jr.'s line-hugging ground ball and threw from his back after landing in foul territory to retire Souza for the first out of the sixth inning.
"That's a fabulous play," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "That's incredible. That's the way Albert plays. He does everything 100 percent."
Pujols remained down for a moment and was attended to by trainers before getting back on his feet and staying in the game.
"I think he just fell on his knee a little bit," Scioscia said. "He's not going to come out of a game."
With no designated hitter in the National League ballpark, Pujols started both games of the two-game series at first base.
Pujols' first career homer came off D-backs right-hander Armando Reynoso here on April 6, 2001.