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HomeSportsWATCH: Cardinals' Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 694

WATCH: Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 694


St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols took one other step up the all-time dwelling run listing on Monday night time towards the Cincinnati Reds (STL-CIN GameTracker). Within the third inning, Pujols went to the alternative subject off Ross Detwiler. Here is a glance: 

That is a 369-foot homer off an 0-2 fastball from Detwiler that was simply off the plate, and it is Pujols’ first opposite-field homer of the season. Sure, that is profession dwelling run No. 694 for Pujols, and it is also his fifteenth of the 2022 season. That is a powerful determine on condition that he is in his age-42 season and on condition that he was sitting on seven dwelling runs when he awakened on Aug. 10. 

Monday’s blast — his eighth in his previous 17 video games — additionally occasioned a little bit of historical past: 

Let’s repeat that for becoming emphasis: Albert Pujols has homered off 450 completely different pitchers in his profession. There’s additionally this: 

Talking of which, the blast off Detwiler made Pujols simply the fourth player ever to reach 15 home runs in a season at age 42 or older. In issues associated, Pujols has additionally been extremely productive in 2022. He is now slashing .280/.351/.537 as one of many Cardinals’ main lefty mashers. 

And now for the up to date all-time profession dwelling run leaderboard: 

  1. Barry Bonds, 762
  2. Hank Aaron, 755
  3. Babe Ruth, 714
  4. Alex Rodriguez, 696
  5. Albert Pujols, 694

As you’ll be able to see, Pujols wants simply three extra dwelling runs to move A-Rod for fourth place, and he is simply six shy of the hallowed 700 mark. Pujols has reiterated that he intends to retire after this season, so he has 34 extra video games through which to hit these six dwelling runs. Latest traits recommend he’ll just do that. 

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