ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols has hit his 701st home run, connecting against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium for a solo drive in the fourth inning. Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against. Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals, who went on to win 2-1. The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday.
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