Pujols 697 Homer race passes Alex Rodriguez’s career roster

Pittsburgh (AFP) – Albert Pujols His career hit 697 at home, surpassing Alex Rodriguez fourth on the careers list and doing so in dramatic fashion with the ninth inning that crowded the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Sunday.

The leading Cardinals at NL Central were behind 2-1 when the Pujols were hooked up to two engines. Pujols tied Rodriguez in the rematch at home on Saturday night.

The Pujols track Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Bay Ruth (714) on Homer’s all-time chart.

“There is something impressive and then there is something incredible,” said Cardinals coach Oliver Marmol. “What we are seeing now is legendary. You have to take a step back from managing the game and take it all in. It is amazing.”

In his hunt for 700 wrecks, the 42-year-old Pujols remained 21 games in his 22nd and final season in the major leagues. He’s hit 18 home runs this year.

“This opportunity only comes once and it is a gift that God has given me and I try to take advantage of it every day,” Pujols said. “I make memories not just for myself but for the fans, my family and the people who love me.”

“At the end of the day, it’s pretty cool and we’re playing great baseball and have a great group of teammates,” he said.

The Cardinals went into the ninth game late 2-0 but scored four games out of Chase Dejong (4-2).

Tommy addiction and Corey Dickerson I set out with my back-to-back pair to produce the first round. Pujols followed up with Homer to put the cardinals on top.

Once after the Pujols contact, Tyler O’Neil hit a single shot to crown the St. Louis big round.

The Cardinals won the day he was the first man to rule Paul Goldschmidt And the third base man Nolan Arenadotwo of the NL MVP nominees, got a day off.

De Jong entered the match with a goalless shot in the 19th minute.

“Really bad execution that lags behind a really good hitter,” De Jong said of the Pujols’ home run. “I left a fastball over the middle of the board. It should have gone down. Things that were supposed to be higher were off, and things that were supposed to be below the zone stayed in the zone. That’s totally on me, and I have to do better in the zone.” Key positions like that.”

Greg AllenTwo home wins tied at the bottom of the ninth game, the Pirates tied 4-3. Ryan Hillsley Then I got Ben Jameel to fly in order to save his 16.

Chris Stratton (8-4) Both hitters he faced retired.

The Cardinals were eliminated from three games during the first eight rounds, but they managed their eighth win in their last 11 games. The Buccaneers missed a chance to win their first series since sweeping Milwaukee on August 2-4.

Edman took two hits to run his hitting streak to 13 games.

Mitch Keeler He offered seven goalless innings to the Pirates, allowing only two singles. Hit six and walked three.

Cardinals Jose Quintana Pitching one ball over 5 1/3 innings. This was his first start against the Buccaneers since they replaced him with St. Louis on August 1.

Rookie Jack Swinsky finished seventh to give the Buccaneers a 2-0 lead. Oneil Cruz led in the first round of the game with a hitter in the third.

Another winning season

The Cardinals clinched their 15th consecutive winning season on Saturday night with a 7-5 victory over the Pirates. This links the registered franchise record from 1939-1953.

Shelton comes down

Buccaneers manager Derek Shelton was sent off by home board referee Clint Vondrac in the third inning for arguing with the third hit in the swing. Brian Reynolds. This was Chilton’s four dismissals of the season.

next one

The Cardinals: Off Monday before opening a three-game series at home with Milwaukee on Tuesday. LHP Jordan Montgomery (8-3, 3.08) will start for St. Louis. He’s 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA in seven starts since he was acquired from the New York Yankees in a deal.

Pirates: Open a four-game series in Cincinnati on Monday with RHP Bryce Wilson (2-8, 6.11) Facing LHP Mike Minor (4-10, 5.70). Wilson is 0-2 with a 6.85 ERA in his last five games.

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