Miguel Cabrera hits his 400th career home run

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After hitting career home run No. 399 last night, Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera reached 400 this afternoon with a solo home run off left-hander Tyler Lyons in the top of the first inning against the Cardinals.

Cabrera, 32, is the 53rd player in baseball history to reach 400 career home runs. He joins Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who just hit his 400th career home run last night. Cabrera needed 604 fewer games to get there.

Today’s home run had some additional special meaning, as Cabrera now ranks first all-time in home runs by a Venezuelan-born player. He was tied with Andres Galarraga at 399.

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Here’s some additional context from our own Aaron Gleeman:

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).