There have been far more ground balls to the left side than line drives to the gaps, but Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who is batting .217 after Thursday's 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins, is not overly concerned about his slow start.

"Not to be cocky, but I know I can hit. I showed that in spring, I've shown that for 11 years, and it's not going to go away like that," Pujols said, snapping his fingers. "I'm trying to stay inside the ball and not think too much. But I think that's what's been going on the last few days; I'm thinking too much."