Albert Pujols is the third player with 2,000 career RBI.

Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the visiting Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting him in a group with Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086). Detroit left-hander Ryan Carpenter threw Pujols a fastball over the middle of the plate and he sent the 2-0 pitch deep into the right field seats.

Pujols received an ovation by the sparse crowd at Comerica Park, where his accomplishment was recognized on the videoboards and by the public address announcer.

Babe Ruth is credited with 1,992 RBI in his career because baseball's official records don't count the runs the slugger drove in with the Boston Red Sox from 1914 through 1919.

Not a sticky situation

Whatever was smeared under the hat of Seattle pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, it hasn't turned into a sticky situation for the Mariners, New York Yankees or Major League Baseball.

A day after a dark substance was spotted under the bill of Kikuchi's cap in a win at Yankee Stadium — possibly illegal pine tar — all sides kept cool.

MLB issued no penalty or even a statement on the matter Thursday.

Posey on concussion list

The San Francisco Giants placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion list after a foul ball hit his helmet on Sunday.

Posey said he was hit in the fourth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds. He played in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

It's Posey's second time on the concussion list. He missed seven games because of a concussion in 2017. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team is being more vigilant because Posey has suffered multiple concussions in his career.

The Giants also announced that pitcher Drew Pomeranz went on the 10-day injured list with a strained shoulder.

Mets' Matz goes on IL

Steven Matz was placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Mets because of radial nerve discomfort in his pitching arm.

The move is retroactive to May 5. First baseman Dominic Smith was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of Friday night's series opener at home against Miami.

Parra joins Nationals

The Washington Nationals signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a one-year deal and the left-handed hitter was available off the bench for the opener of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

To make room on the active roster, outfielder Andrew Stevenson was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 7, with back spasms. The Nationals also designated right-hander Jimmy Cordero for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.