Pujols hits 584th career home run, passes McGwire
TORONTO (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 584th career home run in the first inning of Wednesday night's game at Toronto, breaking a tie with Mark McGwire and giving Pujols sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list.
Pujols went back-to-back with Mike Trout off Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada, the fourth time this season the Angels have hit consecutive homers. It was the 24th home run of the season for Pujols. The 36-year-old leads the Angels with 97 RBIs.
A three-time MVP and 10-time All-Star, Pujols is two home runs shy of tying Frank Robinson (586) for ninth place.
A 16-year veteran, Pujols has hit at least 20 home runs in every season but 2013, when he was limited to 99 games.