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Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 700th home run, joins Bonds, Aaron and Ruth

Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and now Albert Pujols.

The St. Louis Cardinals slugger hit Dodgers reliever Phil Bickford deep in the fourth on Friday, joining baseball royalty as just the fourth player to hit 700 home runs in MLB. He hit a 699 home run early in the game off starter Andrew Heaney.

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Bonds (762) is the all-time leaderboard, with Aaron (755) and Ruth (714) in 2nd and 3rd.

It was Pujols’ 21st home run in just 101 games. 509 slugging percentage entering the game, his three-time MVP win. This is his best since 2012.

The 42-year-old said he will retire after the 2022 MLB season.

More coming.

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Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 700th home run, joins Bonds, Aaron and Ruth

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