Albert Pujols hits 691st, 692nd profession dwelling runs

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 691st and 692nd profession dwelling runs Saturday, transferring him ever nearer to the unique 700 membership.

His first dwelling run got here within the high of the second inning off Arizona left-hander Madison Bumgarner, drawing an enormous cheer from the Diamondbacks devoted.

Pujols victimized Bumgarner once more within the fourth inning, a no-doubter to nearly the very same spot. He completed the sport 4-for-4 with the 2 dwelling runs in a 16-7 Cardinals victory.

Albert Pujols blasts two homers

Albert Pujols blasts two homers

The St. Louis Cardinals cruised to a 16-7 victory in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks as Pujols moved inside eight of the 700-home run mark.

Pujols, 42, has 13 dwelling runs in 70 video games this season, together with 5 in his final 5 video games. With the massive day, Pujols additionally moved previous Stan Musial into second place on the profession record for complete bases. The three-time MVP has introduced that this might be his final season.

With eight extra dwelling runs, he would change into simply the fourth participant in MLB historical past to hit 700. He at present ranks fifth on the all-time record:

1. Barry Bonds, 762
2. Henry Aaron, 755
3. Babe Ruth, 714
4. Alex Rodriguez, 696
5. Albert Pujols, 692

The following-closest energetic participant is Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, 39, who ranks twenty seventh all-time with 506 dwelling runs.

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