Pujols sets NL rookie RBI record

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals drove in three runs in his first two at-bats Wednesday, setting an NL rookie record with 120 RBIs.

Pujols broke the mark of 119, by Wally Berger of the Boston Braves in 1930.

The 21-year-old Pujols had a run-scoring groundout in the first and a two-run double in the third off Jeff D'Amico of the Milwaukee Brewers, giving him nine RBIs in the three-game series.

Pujols has at least one RBI in 11 of his last 15 games.

He became only the fourth Cardinals rookie to score 100 runs when he came around on Craig Paquette's single in the third.

The last was Vince Coleman with 107 runs in 1985 and John Heidrick holds the team rookie record of 109 runs in 1899.

On Tuesday, Pujols drove in a career-best five runs and established team rookie records for RBIs and doubles.

He's hit 42 doubles this season.

Pujols needed 20 total bases to Dick Allen's NL rookie record of 352 set in 1964 for the Phillies.