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Pujols sets team record for most runs created in playoff game

One way to score runs in baseball is to avoid outs. To say that Albert Pujols avoided outs in Game 2 of the 2011 NLCS is to understate the case.

Pujols broke the team record for runs created in a playoff game by swatting hits in four of his five plate appearances, all of which went for extra bases. He collected 10 total bases on the night, creating 8.0 runs, which topped Larry Walker’s previous team best of 7.2:

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Opp PA H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SB RC
1 Albert Pujols 10/10/11 NLCS 2 MIL 5 4 3 0 1 10 5 0 0 8.0
2 Larry Walker 10/23/04 WS 1 BOS 5 4 2 0 1 9 2 0 0 7.2
3 Fernando Vina 10/13/01 NLDS 4 ARI 4 3 0 0 1 6 2 0 1 6.8
4 Albert Pujols 10/4/11 NLDS 3 PHI 5 4 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 6.0
4 Willie McGee 10/15/82 WS 3 MIL 4 2 0 0 2 8 4 1 0 6.0
6 Stan Musial 10/7/44 WS 4 SLB 5 3 1 0 1 7 2 1 0 5.8
7 Lou Brock 10/6/68 WS 4 DET 5 3 1 1 1 9 4 0 1 5.7
8 David Eckstein 10/26/06 WS 4 DET 5 4 3 0 0 7 2 0 0 5.6
8 Joe Medwick 10/3/34 WS 1 DET 5 4 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 5.6
10 Enos Slaughter 10/10/46 WS 4 BOS 6 4 1 0 1 8 1 0 0 5.3
10 Lou Brock 10/4/67 WS 1 BOS 5 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 5.3
10 Jim Edmonds 10/4/05 NLDS 1 SDP 4 3 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 5.3
10 Dane Iorg 10/19/82 WS 6 MIL 4 3 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 5.3
10 Ken Boyer 10/15/64 WS 7 NYY 4 3 1 0 1 7 1 0 0 5.3
15 David Eckstein 10/8/05 NLDS 3 SDP 5 3 0 0 1 6 2 1 0 5.0
15 Albert Pujols 10/17/04 NLCS 4 HOU 5 3 0 0 1 6 3 1 0 5.0
15 Jim Edmonds 10/5/00 NLDS 2 ATL 5 3 3 0 0 6 2 1 0 5.0

Pujols’s performance ranks him 24th among all players in playoff history (Nelson Cruz’s game yesterday is 22nd):

Rk Player Date Series G Tm Opp PA H 2B HR TB RBI BB SB RC
1 Adam Kennedy 10/13/02 ALCS 5 ANA MIN 4 4 0 3 13 5 0 0 13.0
2 Babe Ruth 10/6/26 WS 4 NYY STL 5 3 0 3 12 4 2 0 12.5
3 Reggie Jackson 10/18/77 WS 6 NYY LAD 4 3 0 3 12 5 1 0 12.3
4 Will Clark 10/4/89 NLCS 1 SFG CHC 5 4 1 2 11 6 1 0 11.3
5 Bob Robertson 10/3/71 NLCS 2 PIT SFG 5 4 1 3 14 5 0 0 11.2
6 George Brett 10/11/85 ALCS 3 KCR TOR 4 4 1 2 11 3 0 0 11.0
7 Hideki Matsui 10/16/04 ALCS 3 NYY BOS 6 5 2 2 13 5 0 0 10.8
8 A.J. Pierzynski 10/4/05 ALDS 1 CHW BOS 4 3 1 2 10 4 0 0 10.3
8 Tim Salmon 10/20/02 WS 2 ANA SFG 5 4 0 2 10 4 1 0 10.3
10 Carl Crawford 10/14/08 ALCS 4 TBR BOS 5 5 2 0 9 2 0 2 10.0
10 Manny Ramirez 10/11/95 ALCS 2 CLE SEA 4 4 0 2 10 2 0 0 10.0
12 Evan Longoria 10/2/08 ALDS 1 TBR CHW 4 3 0 2 9 3 1 1 9.8
12 Bernie Williams 10/6/95 ALDS 3 NYY SEA 4 3 0 2 9 2 1 1 9.8
14 Carlos Beltran 10/15/06 NLCS 4 NYM STL 5 3 0 2 9 2 2 0 9.5
15 Adrian Beltre 10/4/11 ALDS 4 TEX TBR 4 3 0 3 12 3 0 0 9.0
16 John Valentin 10/10/99 ALDS 4 BOS CLE 5 4 1 2 11 7 0 0 8.8
17 Alan Trammell 10/2/84 ALCS 1 DET KCR 5 3 0 1 8 3 2 0 8.5
17 Lou Gehrig 10/7/28 WS 3 NYY STL 4 2 0 2 8 3 2 0 8.5
19 Paul Blair 10/6/69 ALCS 3 BAL MIN 6 5 2 1 10 5 0 0 8.3
19 Troy Glaus 10/5/04 ALDS 1 ANA BOS 4 3 2 1 8 2 1 0 8.3
19 Rich Gedman 10/12/86 ALCS 5 BOS CAL 5 4 1 1 8 2 0 0 8.3
22 Nelson Cruz 10/10/11 ALCS 2 TEX DET 5 3 1 2 10 5 0 0 8.2
22 Eric Karros 10/4/95 NLDS 2 LAD CIN 5 3 1 2 10 4 1 0 8.2
24 Albert Pujols 10/10/11 NLCS 2 STL MIL 5 4 3 1 10 5 0 0 8.0
24 Milton Bradley 10/11/06 ALCS 2 OAK DET 5 4 0 2 10 4 0 0 8.0
24 Derek Jeter 10/3/06 ALDS 1 NYY DET 5 5 2 1 10 1 0 0 8.0
24 Carlos Beltran 10/11/04 NLDS 5 HOU ATL 5 4 0 2 10 5 0 0 8.0
24 Todd Walker 10/1/03 ALDS 1 BOS OAK 5 4 0 2 10 3 0 0 8.0
24 Steve Garvey 10/9/74 NLCS 4 LAD PIT 5 4 0 2 10 4 0 0 8.0
24 Billy Hatcher 10/17/90 WS 2 CIN OAK 5 4 2 0 8 1 1 0 8.0
24 Robin Yount 10/17/82 WS 5 MIL STL 4 4 1 1 8 1 0 0 8.0

10 Responses to “Pujols sets team record for most runs created in playoff game”

  1. HoosierCardFan Says:

    i still remember that adam kennedy game…a real testament either to steroids, or the fact that on any day, even the littlest of guys can come up big (even if it’s a 18+ standard deviation move from the mean). :)

  2. Pip Says:

    Heh, indeed. :)

  3. HoosierCardFan Says:

    just broke it again w/a 10.8333 RC. wow. obliterated the previous mark.

    it’s not a playoff or WS record as Jackson appears to have had some 13 or so RC.

    it looks like it could be the third best ever, behind ruth’s ’26 series game and jackson’s ’77 series game.

  4. HoosierCardFan Says:

    correction, it looks like 11.667 RC. still wow. impressive no matter how bad my math is :)

  5. Pip Says:

    Yep, I had 11.7 via the technical version. Will post now!

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