04/11/2011 12:31 am ET Updated Jun 10, 2011

Albert Pujols Continues To Struggle In April

Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols continues to struggle during the St. Louis Cardinals' slow start to the season.

Nine games into the season, Pujols has only recorded five hits, one home run and he is batting .143.

Pujols, who is in the final year of his contract, went 0-for-5 in the Cardinals 6-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.

The Cardinals are 3-6 and in fifth place in the N.L. Central.