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05/05/2009 2:57 PM ET
Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals named Sharp Presents the National League Player of the Month for April
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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols has been named the Sharp Presents the National League Player of the Month for April.

In April, the seven-time N.L. All-Star first baseman hit .337 (28-83), with four doubles, eight home runs, 28 RBI and 22 runs scored. Pujols, who collected 18 walks and was 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts, led the N.L. in RBI and runs, and ranked second in home runs and total bases. The 29-year-old connected for his seventh and eighth career grand slams on April 11th vs. Houston and on April 25th vs. Chicago. In the April 11th game, the two-time N.L. Most Valuable Player matched a career-high with seven RBI. Albert reached the 1,000 career RBI plateau with his grand slam against the Cubs. Pujols recorded nine multi-hit games, eight multi-RBI efforts and two multi-homer games. He reached base in every game played and stole a base in a career-best three consecutive games from April 22nd-24th.

Other players receiving votes were first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (.333, 9 HR, 20 RBI) of the San Diego Padres; first baseman Jorge Cantu (.365, 7 HR, 22 RBI) of the Florida Marlins; and outfielder Manny Ramirez (.372, 5 HR, 15 RBI) of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB fans should visit sharpmlb.com throughout the season to access information, unique statistics, video clips and exclusive editorial content focused on the Sharp Presents the American League and National League Players of the Month Award.

For setting the highest definition of excellence, Sharp, the presenting sponsor of the National League Player of the Month Award, presents Albert Pujols with a 52" AQUOS®. Sharp AQUOS is the "Official High-Definition Television of Major League Baseball." Albert also will receive a specially designed trophy to mark his achievement.

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