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Pujols HR, 50th All-Time

St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols swings for a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 13, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are locked in a low-scoring battle at Busch.  St. Louis’ offense has struggled thus far.

Albert, however, brought the lumber.

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Albert Pujols cranked his 31st home run of the season to lead of the fourth-inning of Tuesday night’s game.  Pujols is approaching 400 career homers, and now stands alone at 50th all-time on the home-run list, passing Joe Carter.

The 397th home run of Pujols’ career was to dead center field on a 2-2 fastball from P Dave Bush.

Pujols is now tied with Adam Dunn (31) for first in the National League in home-runs.  He’s also in the top five in AVG and RBI, in a season that many analysts were calling a down year for Pujols.

Don’t you love it when they’re wrong?