Albert Pujols hits 698th career home run in historic chase

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Pujols is trying to become fourth player ever with 700 home runs

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Albert Pujols just needs two more home runs to put himself in one of sports' most exclusive fraternities

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The 42-year-old blasted his 698th career home run Friday night.

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The blast also tied the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Cincinnati Reds at 4-4.

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The pressure of 700 has not even come close to affecting Pujols

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Entering the season, Pujols needed 21 homers to reach a feat no one has accomplished since Barry Bonds did Sept. 17, 2004.

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With Pujols' subpar play in recent years (.700 OPS since 2017 and averaging 18 homers per season in that span with the Angels

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But, since mid-July, he's been one of the best hitters in baseball.

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In his last 47 games, he is a .324 hitter with 15 home runs, 35 RBI, and a 1.086 OPS. 

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