Albert Pujols hits 698th career home run

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By: Homeick

In the sixth inning, Albert Pujols blasted his 698th home run, a two-run drive that tied the score.

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Pujols blasted his 19th home run of the year on a first-pitch slider from Raynel Espinal 

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That traveled 427 feet into the left-field bleachers.

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Pujols stated that "it's simply being out there and contributing to this baseball club.

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With 2,203 RBI, the 42-year-old Pujols was second only to Aaron with 2,297 RBI.

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Since July 10, Pujols played 47 games and is batting.324 (45 for 139), with 15 home runs 

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His previous five home runs have either tied the game or given St. Louis the lead. 

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Five of his last six home runs have come in the sixth inning or later.

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In the seventh inning, Pujols hit a drive to T.J. Friedl at the left-field wall. 

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He is in 22nd season in the major leagues and plans to hang up his cleats by year 2022.

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