MLB playoff field is set! Why 2022 postseason could be best ever

AP Photo/Hakim Wright The regular season is officially in the books (OK, maybe there is still a game or two trickling slowly to its finish as you read this) and the 2022 MLB playoffs are set to start Friday — and this year’s postseason could be epic. In addition to a new format that features … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits 703rd career home run

PITTSBURGH — Albert Pujols hit his 703rd career home run Monday night. The 42-year-old slugger connected for the St. Louis Cardinals off Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller, pulling a two-run shot into the left-field stands to snap a scoreless tie in the sixth inning of the Cards’ eventual 3-2 loss. It was Pujols’ 35th career … Read more

Albert Pujols hits career home run No. 702 in final regular-season home game for St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 702nd career homer in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols drove a 0-1 pitch from Roansy Contreras deep to center for a solo shot. The 42-year-old Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols smashes 701st career home run vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium, his 22nd homer of the season. The solo drive in the … Read more

Mets-Braves, AL and NL Wild Card

As the 2022 regular season has winded down, all eyes have been on Aaron Judge’s chase to break Roger Maris’ American League record for most home runs in a single season and Albert Pujols’ race to 700 career home runs. One of those milestones has been reached, with Pujols hitting two home runs against the … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols joins 700 club with two-home run day

LOS ANGELES — Albert Pujols became the fourth member of the 700 home run club on Friday night, and he did so in emphatic fashion, launching two home runs in front of a packed Dodger Stadium crowd. The first homer — a 434-foot, two-run blast to left field — came off Dodgers left-hander Andrew Heaney … Read more

Albert Pujols joins 700 HR club

Twenty-two years. 700 home runs. Albert Pujols achieved a level of greatness only three other players in the history of the game have matched when he hit No. 700 on Friday night — his second homer of the evening at Dodger Stadium. He joins Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron and Babe Ruth as the only players … Read more

Cardinals’ Albert Pujols held homerless, but breaks up Padres ace Blake Snell’s no-hit bid in 7th

SAN DIEGO — Blake Snell held St. Louis hitless until Albert Pujols beat the shift for a single with two outs in the seventh inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the NL Central-leading Cardinals 1-0 on Wednesday night. Snell (8-9) allowed two hits in seven innings on 117 pitches and struck out 13 to … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols mashes 698th career home run vs. Cincinnati Reds

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 698th career home run off Cincinnati Reds reliever Raynel Espinal in the sixth inning of Friday’s game. Pujols, 42, hit the first pitch from Espinal out to left field as the crowd was already on its feet in anticipation. He rounded the bases to … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits 696th home run, ties Alex Rodriguez for 4th on all-time list

PITTSBURGH — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 696th home run Saturday night, tying Alex Rodriguez for fourth place on the career list. Pujols, 42, connected in the sixth inning of the Cardinals’ game at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols trails Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) on the all-time … Read more