With a seventh inning double last night off of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola, Pujols picked up his 1,378th extra-base hit and now stands alone in third place.
The Cardinals won their game on Monday night by a final of 6-1.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was the first to release the news after Pujols’ hit, tweeting that Pujols now sits in third place alone, having passed his old friend.
And with that double, an update.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 12, 2022
The Machine Does It Again
Wherever Pujols goes, history seems to follow.
Once again, The Machine made some important baseball history, as well as some important Cardinals history.
That’s why it’s so fitting for him to be back in St. Louis for his last ride.
The fans are loving it and so are he and his teammates.
He’s one of the last holdovers from the Cards’ World Series teams from 2006 and 2011.
But Pujols is clearly enjoying his last ride and continues to reach historic milestones along the way.
It was his home run on Sunday that tied Stan Musial on the all-time extra-base hits list.
Last night, it was a double, but he came to within a few inches of it being a home run, which would have been No. 685.
But a double did just fine as Pujols once again made history.
Cardinals fans missed him while he was gone, and it’s only fitting that he gets to chase down these milestones as a Cardinal in his final season.
And he isn’t done making history, that’s for sure.