Albert Pujols hit his 698th home run, a two-run drive that pulled the St. Louis Cardinals into a sixth-inning tie with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
The homer put him in just two seconds to hit an impressive 700 career home runs.
The veteran slugger hit a first pitch slider Raynel Espinal 427 feet in the left field stands for his 19th home run of the season, leveling the score 4-4.
Pujols is only behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) on the career list.
In addition to the home run, he also hit a drive to TJ Friedl on the left field wall in the seventh. With 2,203 RBIs, Pujols moved up to second place within 11 of Ruth, behind Aaron’s 2,297.
Pujols is hitting .324-9 (45 for 139) with 15 homers and 35 RBI in 47 games since July 10.
Five of his last six homers have come in the sixth inning or later, and his last five homers have leveled the game or put St. Louis ahead.
At the end of the season he wants to retire. St. Louis has 17 games left.
They currently have an eight-game lead over the National League Central Division and an 85-60 record.