St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols faced the Chicago Cubs for the final time of his career on Sunday, with his final swing worthy of winning the game.
Albert Pujol’s quest for 700 continued Sunday in the last game he will ever play against the Cubs.
Considering the fits he’s thrown at Chicago over the years, it was only right that he put an exclamation mark on his career against them.
Pujols came in as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning of a scoreless game. On his second shot, he blasted a 429-foot home run. He’s only got five left.
Albert Pujol’s final hit against the Cubs got him closer to the 700
That’s what the Cubs get for giving the left killer a left pitch.
Pujols needs a home run to tie Alex Rodriguez and take fourth place on the all-time home runs chart. Four more after that will see him join the 700 Club alongside Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
He’s sticking to his plan to retire after the 2022 season, so the clock is still ticking. That cardinals will start a series with the Nationals on Monday. There are 28 games left in the season.
That homer not only took Pujols to a career-high 695, it also gave St. Louis the win.
With two runs on the board, the Cardinals kept the Cubs at the top of ninth place.
That remains what is incredible about Pujols’ contributions this season. He didn’t just pad out his career stats. Since the All-Star Break, he’s been a pivotal figure for St. Louis as one of the hottest players in baseball.
The Cardinals have an 8.5-game lead over the Brewers in the NL Central as the final stretch nears the postseason.
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