Yadier Molina passes Albert Pujols as Cardinals’ all-time post-season hits leader

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With a second-inning single to left field off of Giants starter Jake Peavy, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina passed Albert Pujols as the team’s all-time post-season hits leader with 89, per Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY.

As a Cardinal, Pujols hit .330/.439/.607 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI in 321 plate appearances across 74 playoff games. Entering Sunday night’s NLCS Game 2, Molina was batting .289/.343/.374 with three home runs and 31 RBI in 332 plate appearances in 85 playoff games.

Obviously, the record doesn’t have a whole lot of correlation to actual production; it’s merely a function of opportunity.