Albert Pujols gets closer to 700 career homers with historic night

Albert Pujols is now closer to reaching 700 career home runs after a historic night against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 20.

Albert Pujols returned to St. Louis to play for the Cardinals for one last season before retiring from the game of baseball. The Cardinals are in first-place in the NL Central, and Pujols is having a red hot August, which has seen him get closer to reaching 700 career home runs. The path to reach that goal has gotten much shorter now.

During the Cardinals‘ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Pujols had yet another multi-home run game. With over a month remaining in the season, 700 homers is looking more and more attainable for the future Hall of Famer.

Albert Pujols nears 700 career home runs, makes history

In the top of the second inning, Pujols hit a solo home run to left center field to bring his career home run total to 691. That is where history was made for the longtime first baseman. With that, Pujols passed fellow Cardinals legend Stan Musial for the most total bases in MLB history.

More history was made for Pujols in the top of the fourth inning, as he hit his second home run of the night, No. 692 of his career. That was now his third multi-home run game of the season, which is the most ever recorded by player age 42 or older, per ESPN Stats and Info.

Prior to this game, Pujols was slashing .370/.452/.852 while recording four home runs, 11 RBI, and 10 hits in the month of August (11 games).

There are 43 games remaining on the schedule for the Cardinals. That gives Pujols time to reach 700 homers before his career ends. By the way he has been playing this month, he could very well accomplish the feat by the end of next week!