Pujols hits 537th homer to pass Mantle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Albert Pujols has hit his 537th homer to move past Mickey Mantle into sole possession of 16th place on the career list.

The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay to break a tie with the New York Yankees great.

Pujols hit a two-run shot to left on an 0-1 pitch from Preston Guilmet. He has gone deep nine times in his last 13 games.

Mike Schmidt is in 15th place with 548 homers.

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