Pujols crashes to 695th, now behind Rodriguez as the Cardinal beat Cubs

Street. Louis (AFP) – Albert Pujols collected 695 in the eighth inning and Miles Micholas threw eight rounds to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Pujols drilled a two-stage shot with a pinch off loyalist Brandon Hughes (2-2).

Possibly a future Hall of Famer, Pujols tracks only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the all-time home playlist.

Pujols has seven teammates in his career, including two this season. He hit 451 different throws, an all-time record.

The 42-year-old jumped in a 0-1 bid.

“It’s very special to be able to do this,” Pujols said. “There are some nights you will pass and some you will not. The nights you do it, you just enjoy it. And that’s what I’m going to enjoy tonight. ”

Tommy started the rally addiction with a single double.

“I was 100% confident that he would find a way to lead me in,” Adman said. “As crazy as it is, we expect that to happen now. He’s the best right-handed hitter of our generation. ”

Pujols, in his final season, found a way to progress in dramatic fashion all season.

‘There are times in this game where you fall back off the closure in the game and you’re going to be a fan for a minute, and just try it out like everyone else,’ said St. Louis coach Oliver Marmol. This was one of them. You take it all in because what he does is absolutely incredible. ”

The Pujols had their 130th home run on Sunday, more than any other day.

Chicago coach David Ross indicated he would have walked in with Pujols if Hughes was late for the count.

‘You have to trust your comrades,’ said Ross. He wanted to attack Albert. He only left one in the middle. ”

St. Louis have won four in a row, and 18 of their last 20 home games are a 24th best of the season .500 at 79-55. This was the Cardinals’ eighth series sweep of the season.

Chicago lost seven of eight.

Micholas (11-10) received two hits. Hit three and walked one. Ryan Helsley got 13 saves on 17 chances.

Chicago player Marcus Strowman allowed four strokes in seven rounds. Hit five and didn’t walk the bat in the pitch 98 mission.

The start of the match was delayed by an hour and 28 minutes due to rain.

HOMETOWN HERO

Boston Celtics outstanding Jason Tatum, a native of St. Louis, threw first pitch. Tatum played high school basketball at Chaminade College Prep, which is located 14 miles from Busch Stadium.

quick escape

The Cardinal scored 91 points in the first half, second after the Los Angeles Dodgers with 95 points.

coach room

Cubs: C Willson Contreras missed the match with a sore left foot. He was injured Tuesday against Toronto.

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz will begin rehab Tuesday at Double-A Springfield. He’s been out since August 8 with a sprained left knee.

next one

Cubs: LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 2.84 ERA) starts Tuesday as the Cubs start with six home games hosted by Cincinnati. Miley has been out since June 11 due to a strain in her left shoulder. RHP Justin Dunn (1-2, 4.63) will start for the Reds.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (0-0, 5.63) will face Washington RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-5, 5.05) in the first round of a four-game series Monday afternoon in St. Louis. Flaherty has been out since June 27 due to a strain in the right shoulder. He did five rehabilitations in the palace.