Albert Pujols, a slugger for St. Louis, connected for his 700th home run, marking his second drive of the contest.

As the Cardinals thrashed the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-0 on Friday night, Pujols became the fourth player in the history of the major leagues to attain the milestone.

The 42-year-old Pujols joined Barry Bonds (762 home runs), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) in one of baseball's most elite groups while playing the closing days of his final big league season.

Dave Roberts, manager of the Dodgers, was more than happy to extol Pujols' success.

Achieving the 700-home run barrier is impressive, according to Roberts, who compared this group of hitters to Mount Rushmore.

Pujols hit a three-run home run against reliever Phil Bickford on his historic home run.

The ball landed where his two-run blast from the previous inning off left-hander Andrew Heaney did, in the first few rows of the left-field pavilion.

The crowd gave Pujols, who concluded last season playing for the Dodgers, a long standing ovation. He acknowledged the audience by raising his cap during the curtain call.

With his 700th home run, Pujols also hit his 500th and 200th home runs against right-handers and left-handers, respectively.

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