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|No Surprise: Pujols Named NL MVP
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Albert Pujols is the unanimous winner of the National League MVP award, becoming the first player to repeat since Barry Bonds won four in a row from 2001-04.
Pujols received all 32 first-place votes and 448 points in balloting announced Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
It is the third MVP award for the St. Louis Cardinals star, who also won in 2005. He becomes the first unanimous MVP since Bonds in 2002.
Florida's Hanley Ramirez was second with 233 points, followed by Philadelphia's Ryan Howard (217) and Milwaukee's Prince Fielder (203).
Pujols led the majors in home runs (47), runs (124), slugging percentage (.658) and intentional walks (44), and topped the NL in on-base percentage (.443).
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