Homer history: Albert Pujols hits Nos. 699, 700 vs. Dodger
Albert Pujols joined baseball's 700-homer club on Friday in Los Angeles, turning out to be only the fourth player to arrive at the achievement.
The St. Louis Cardinals slugger scored two homers in the initial four innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers to reach 700,
conflicting with left-hander Andrew Heaney in the third and right-hander Phil Bickford in the fourth.
The main homer was a not even a shadow of a doubt shot mostly up the cheap seats in left field and gave the Cardinals a mid 2-0 lead. His second homer of the night likewise was to left field for a 5-0 benefit, with Pujols having each of the five RBIs.
Subsequent to crossing home plate, Pujols went to the first line of the stands, where he welcomed previous major-leaguer Adrian Beltre. In the wake of getting back to the h
he got a shade call from the Dodger Arena swarm, while players from the Dodgers hole cheered the occasion.
The main players in front of Pujols on the record-breaking homer rundown are Angel Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762).