WATCH: Cardinals' Albert Pujols crushes career home run No. 698 vs. Reds

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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols struck the 698th crowning achievement of his profession Friday night versus the Cincinnati Reds. The game-tying two-run blast — Pujols’ 19th of the season — was available in the 6th inning off a first-pitch slider from right-hander Raynel Espinal. 

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That no-doubter to deep left left the bat at 106.3 miles per hour and end up taking a trip 427 feet. That’s simply Pujols’ seventh crowning achievement of the season to come off a right-hander, and it’s the 8th that he’s struck in the house in 2022. 

The essential number, nevertheless, is 698. Indeed, Pujols now requires simply 2 more crowning achievement to end up being the 4th gamer in MLB history to reach the 700 crowning achievement limit. The other 3 are Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).

Pujols’ progressively routine playing time stays no act of charity on the part of supervisor Oliver Marmol. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer is now slashing an extremely efficient .265/.338/.528 for the first-place Cardinals. Given Pujols’ efficiency and the Cardinals’ comfy lead over the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central, Pujols must have adequate chance to get those last 2 crowning achievement prior to the routine season ends on Oct. 5. 

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