WATCH: Cardinals' Albert Pujols passes A-Rod on all-time list with career home run No. 697

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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols homered on Saturday to pull into a tie with Alex Rodriguez for 4th put on the all-time list. On Sunday, in the series ending versus the Pirates, Pujols struck profession crowning achievement No. 697 to pass Rodriguez and inhabit 4th location all by himself. 

Here’s an appearance: 

That one began a high fastball from Chase De Jong that left the bat at 105.5 miles per hour and took a trip 403 feet. That’s likewise Pujols 18th of this, his age-42 season. Note that the blast was a clutch one, as the Cardinals routed by a rating of 2-1 in the ninth at the time of homer No. 697. Shortly after, Tyler O’Neill likewise homered to press ball game to 4-2, which held up for the first-place Cardinals. For the year, Pujols is now batting .266/.338/.528. 

Pujols now requires simply 3 more crowning achievement in order to end up being simply 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). 

St. Louis supervisor Oliver Marmol constantly has Pujols in the lineup versus left-handers, and he’s typically the pinch-hitter of very first resort when not in the lineup. If the Cardinals have the ability to clinch the NL Central with some schedule delegated play — rather possible provided their substantial lead over the Brewers — then Pujols would likely end up being a daily existence in the lineup. That naturally would provide him extra possibilities to reach 700. Of course, provided his power outputs in the 2nd half, he might not even require those additional chances. 

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