Watch Albert Pujols hit home run 698, launching him closer to the 700 home run club | St. Louis Cardinals

With a offered out Busch Stadium crowd on its ft, Albert Pujols continued to make historical past. He slugged his 698th profession home run into the St. Louis evening sky the place it might land 427 ft away past left area and tie Friday evening’s ballgame, 4-4, in the sixth inning towards Cincinnati.

It is the fourth consecutive home run Pujols has hit that both gave the Cardinals the lead or tied the sport. It was his nineteenth home run of the season.

Pujols has at the least an RBI in six consecutive video games for his longest streak since 2017 with the Los Angeles Angels.

After being hit by a pitch and putting out in his earlier two at-bats in the sport, Pujols took the first pitch he noticed from Reds reliever Raynel Espinal, who was making simply his second look of the season, and third of his profession. In doing so, Espinal grew to become the 453rd pitcher to permit a home run to Pujols, bettering on Pujols’ already earned MLB report.

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Pujols’ homer was his 476th as a participant in the National League. That strikes him out of a tie with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for tenth all-time.

Pujols’ stretch of impression homers started along with his two-run shot that offered each runs in a 2-0 victory towards the Cubs. Pujols’ hit two homers over the weekend at Pittsburgh to tie a sport or put the Cardinals forward after they had been trailing, and on Friday evening at Busch his two-run bolt knotted the sport.

Pujols will now attempt to do what as soon as appeared unbelievable, attain the 700 home run plateau that now sits simply two swings away. Only three different gamers have ever reached and surpassed that milestone: Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), and Babe Ruth (714).

Including postseason home runs, Pujols has 717 profession home runs.

Check again right here at and in the pages of the Post-Dispatch for extra protection of Pujols’ climb towards 700 and the Cardinals’ sequence towards visiting Cincinnati.

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