St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols increased his career home run total Sunday in what will likely be his final home game of the regular season at Busch Stadium.
Pujols hit home run No. 702 off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Roansy Contreras. It was a solo shot in the third inning of the game. He was later removed from the game, along with Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina, and replaced by Juan Yepez.
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Pujols finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBIs. The three RBIs gave him 64 for the second and 2,214 for his career. He is now tied for second all-time in RBIs with Babe Ruth.
“I’m really blessed to be back here,” Pujols said before the game. “Ending my career where it all started means a lot.”
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Pujols and Molina were honored before the game with a 46-minute ceremony in what will likely be their last home game of the regular season. Molina had also said that he would retire once he finished the season.
Pujols, Molina and Wainwright were eliminated from the game at the same time. Wainwright, a 17-year veteran, hasn’t decided if he will retire.
“Big emotional day for me,” Molina said. “Just walking with Albert, Waino, it was a great moment for baseball.”
All three will be able to continue their season in the playoffs. St. Louis won the NL Central division, its fifth in 10 years.
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The Pirates won on Sunday, 7-5.
Associated Press contributed to this report.