PHOENIX -- Albert Pujols’ first MLB domestic run got here on April 6, 2001, at Chase Field. The 42-year-antique Cardinals slugger wasn’t going to depart from his very last ride to the wilderness with out hitting a few extra.
Pujols placed on any other display Saturday night time, persevering with his pursuit of the elusive seven hundred-homer milestone -- a chase this is turning into extra practical through the day.
Pujols went deep in his first at-bats towards D-backs left-hander Madison Bumgarner, swatting his 691st and 692nd profession domestic runs. Pujols is 5th at the AL/NL all-time domestic run listing, 4 at the back of Alex Rodriguez.
Pujols additionally moved into 2d at the AL/NL all-time general bases listing together along with his first homer. He now has 6,141, after coming into the day one at the back of Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Stan Musial (6,134). The best participant with extra profession general bases than Pujols is Hank Aaron (6,856).
In early August, it appeared like Pujols had best an outdoor threat at achieving seven hundred profession homers, as he had seven via his first sixty two video games of the season. However, he’s now swatted six over his beyond 8 video games with multi-homer performances for the duration of that stretch, as he additionally hit towards the Brewers on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
Pujols entered the sport with best one preceding homer off Bumgarner, which got here for the duration of a Giants-Cardinals matchup at Busch Stadium on Aug. 20, 2010. However, Pujols has continually fared properly in restricted appearances towards the southpaw, as he become 6-for-14 vs. Bumgarner after his first at-bats Saturday.
Pujols has 12 profession homers at Chase Field. After his 2d on Saturday, the big contingent of Cardinals enthusiasts sitting at the back of the visitors’ dugout gave Pujols a raucous status ovation, with chants of “Al-bert! Al-bert!” ringing via the ballpark.
With a domestic run withinside the 2d inning Saturday night time at Chase Field, Albert Pujols stuck and exceeded Musial’s general base number, transferring to 6,137 for his profession. And he wasn’t done. Pujols’ domestic run withinside the fourth inning gave him 692 for his profession, 4 extra general bases, and positioned him 8 homers shy of seven hundred, 5 of tying Alex Powered BVy New Sporting News