The Dominican Albert Pujols hit a couple of home runs this Sunday to reach 683 for life in the Major Leagues (MLB, for its acronym in English).
The 42-year-old veteran player entered the game late in the game and joined the offensive "party" of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In the fifth inning, Pujols hit his first home run of the day off Chase De Jong, relief pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
According to Baseball Savant, the Dominican's connection posted an exit speed of 105.7 miles per hour and traveled 425 feet at PNC Park.
Later, with the game considered lost by the Pirates, Pujols repeated the dose of power against Josh VanMeter, a position player who placed strategist Derek Shelton to launch.
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According to the aforementioned portal dedicated to advanced statistics, the Dominican's second four-corner hit of the game clocked 104.1 miles per hour and traveled 103 feet.
A bus headed for Cooperstown
The last time Pujols homered twice in the same game was on July 10, 2021, when he was in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is 13 homers away from equaling Alex Rodríguez in box four for maximum home runs.
The first baseman and designated hitter returned to the Cardinals this year to face his last season in the MLB. “The bus stops here,” Pujols said upon returning to San Luis and announcing that he will end his time in what is considered the “best baseball in the world” at the end of the 2022 season.
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As an anecdotal fact, in this duel that ended 18 to 4 in favor of the Cardinals, Yadier Molina went through the first job on the pitch.
The Puerto Rican catcher pitched the ninth inning for San Luis and received four hits, two of them home runs, and the same number of runs.
Who ya taking, Yadi or Albert 😂 pic.twitter.com/0qaK6VHv6Q- St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 22, 2022