Albert Pujols ties Alex Rodriguez for fourth place on all-time household runs record in chase for 700

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The Significant League Baseball historical past textbooks are about to have some correcting.

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols belted his 696th job dwelling operate on Saturday night time, tying him with Alex Rodriguez for the fourth most in MLB history.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols (5) hits a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols (5) hits a two-run residence run off Pittsburgh Pirates commencing pitcher JT Brubaker during the sixth inning of a baseball sport in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.
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Pujols has reported that he is heading to retire at the stop of the period, but with the way he is enjoying, he seems to be like his vintage self and could play for at minimum a small even though extended. In his earlier 41 online games moving into Saturday, he was hitting .322 with a 1.060 OPS.

Pujols entered the year with 679 homers, but with his enjoy in current years (.700 OPS from 2017 to 2021), 700 homers appeared like an exterior probability.

On the other hand, by hitting 13 homers given that July 10, he has not only offered himself a authentic shot, it would now be a shock if he failed to get to the milestone.

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches as his two run home run goes over the wall in the sixth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 10, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Home Run was the 696th of Pujols Career.

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches as his two run residence operate goes over the wall in the sixth inning all through the match against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 10, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Property Run was the 696th of Pujols Job.
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ALBERT PUJOLS BLASTS 695TH House Run IN CARDINALS’ 2- Acquire Above CUBS

If he hits homers at his present rate from July 10 (averaging a person homer for each 3.2 online games) for the Cards’ closing 22 video games h2o Saturday, he will retire with 702 house operates.

The last individual to access 700 household operates was Barry Bonds, who is the all-time home run king with 762.

Hank Aaron is next with 755, followed by Babe Ruth’s 714.

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run in the sixth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 10, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Home Run was the 696th of Pujols Career.

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases just after hitting a two run home run in the sixth inning all through the sport in opposition to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 10, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Household Operate was the 696th of Pujols Occupation.
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The sixth inning homer also tied the match at 3. In his next at-bat, he yet again tied the recreation at 4 with an eighth inning one.

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