Angels 1B/DH Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 in Saturday’s 7-3 loss to the Athletics, belting a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Dillon Overton. The blast was No. 574 of the veteran’s career, breaking a tie with Harmon Killebrew to put him in sole possession of 11th place on the all-time home run leaderboard.
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Pujols now has his sights on Mark McGwire, who hit 583 home runs and his 10th on the list. Frank Robinson is not far beyond that with 586 followed by Sammy Sosa’s 609.
Pujols also homered on Friday and now sits with 14 on the season along with 48 RBI and a .233/.308/.409 triple-slash line. If the season were to end today, his .716 OPS would be by far a career low. He hasn’t finished a season with an OPS above .800 since 2012, though his marks the last three seasons have all rated above-average after adjusting for league and park factors.