Pujols, Fielder Share NLCS Spotlight At First

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Saturday, October 08 2011 Oct 8, 2011 Saturday, October 08, 2011 6:20:00 PM CDT October 08, 2011 in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) - Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and Brewers counterpart Prince Fielder expect they'll be constantly compared to each other in the NL championship series that begins Sunday.

Both say it has nothing to do with who ultimately reaches the World Series.

The 31-year-old Pujols is a three-time MVP and two-time Gold Glove winner. He is the only player in major league history to hit 30 or more home runs in his first 11 seasons.

The 27-year-old Fielder became the youngest player in big league history to hit 50 homers in a season when he did it in 2007. He has appeared in all but one of Milwaukee's games over the last three years.

Both are eligible for free agency this offseason.

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