NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! On Monday night, Albert Pujols tied a record set by Barry Bonds and got one home run closer to joining the 700-home run club.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 thanks to the powerhouse’s 693rd home run. He is just seven home runs away from becoming the fourth player to hit at least 700 home runs and moved three home runs closer to Alex Rodriguez.
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The 42-year-old said to reporters after the game, “I think at the end of the day you know you have to trust your job, and that’s something that I do. No matter where I play, I always come out here and have done so for 22 years.
Against Drew Smyly, Pujols hit a home run. He hit a home run off 449 different pitchers, tying Bonds’ record. Additionally, Pujols broke a tie with Paul Waner for 10th place on the career chart with his 940th multi-hit game.
It was his 14th home run of his final season and his seventh in his last ten games.
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According to Pujols, “I don’t worry about ‘the different pitchers’,” “If I play in Tuesday’s doubleheader, hopefully I can hit another home run against a batter I haven’t faced. Regardless of who I’m up against, I do my research, put in the effort, trust the process, and execute.”
With 99 pitches, Jordan Montgomery kept the Cubs scoreless. He did not give out a walk while striking out seven.