PHOENIX -- Albert Pujols’ first MLB home run came on April 6, 2001, at Chase Field. The 42-year-old Cardinals slugger wasn’t going to leave from his final trip to the desert without hitting some more.
Pujols put on another show Saturday night, continuing his pursuit of the elusive 700-homer milestone -- a chase that is becoming more realistic by the day.
Pujols went deep in his first two at-bats against D-backs left-hander Madison Bumgarner, swatting his 691st and 692nd career home runs. Pujols is fifth on the AL/NL all-time home run list, four behind Alex Rodriguez.
Pujols also moved into second on the AL/NL all-time total bases list with his first homer. He now has 6,141,
after entering the day one behind Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Stan Musial (6,134). The only player with more career total bases than Pujols is Hank Aaron (6,856).
Pujols has 12 career homers at Chase Field. After his second on Saturday,