Albert Pujols passes Reggie Jackson with 564th career home run

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Albert Pujols tied Reggie Jackson for 13th on baseball’s all-time home run leaderboard with his 563rd career home run on Sunday. On Monday night, Pujols passed him with number 564. Pujols ripped an Ian Kennedy fastball to left-center for a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning, extending the Angels’ lead to 4-0 over the Royals.

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The homers in back-to-back games are a good sight to see for the Angels, as Pujols came into his historic at-bat on Sunday in an 0-for-26 slump. After the homer, Pujols is hitting .162/.235/.338 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 81 plate appearances.

Rafael Palmeiro is Pujols’ next target at 569 home runs.