Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 702 in final regular-season home game for St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals hitter Albert Pujols hit his 702nd career homer in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols drove a 0-1 pitch from Roansy Contreras deep down the middle for a solo shot.

Pujols, 42, is fourth on the career home run list behind Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762). The slugger has 23 homers in his last season, he says.

Pujols and catcher Yadier Molina, who is also retiring, were honored in a 46-minute ceremony ahead of their last home game of the regular season.

Pujols also hit a two-run double in the first inning. He has 2,214 RBI, which puts him with Ruth in second place on the career list behind Aaron (2,297).

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34713001/albert-pujols-hits-career-home-run-no-702-final-regular-season-home-game-st-louis-cardinals Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 702 in final regular-season home game for St. Louis Cardinals

Emma Bowman

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