Albert Pujols hooks his HR 702; The Cardinals are paying tribute to him and Puerto Rican Yadier Molina

ST Louis – slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert PujolsHe hit his 702nd career home run in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols went 0-1 from the pitch Ronnie Contreras Depth to center field.

The 42-year-old Dominican is fourth on the career home run list behind Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762). The senior hit 23 home runs in what would be his final season.

Pujols hit a two-run double in the first inning. He has 2,214 RBIs, tied with Ruth for second on the all-time list behind Aaron (2,297).

Before the game, Pujols and the catcher Yadier MolinaHe is retiring, honored in a 46-minute ceremony before their final regular-season game at home.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you and my dad made along with my uncles, I love them all,” Molina said in Spanish, addressing his mother in the arena, “for teaching me this beautiful game. For making me a better person,” he added.

Sunday is the last game of the regular season in which they will appear together. Adam Wainwright, Molina and Pujols. The trio played their first game together on September 11, 2005.

Elias is the first trio in MLB history to have their first and last games together over 6,000 days, according to the Sports Bureau.

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