WATCH: Albert Pujols hits first home run in Dodgers uniform


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After 11 years with the Cardinals and elements of 10 seasons with the Angels, Albert Pujols appeared in his fourth sport with the Dodgers on Thursday night time. His first at-bat of the sport in opposition to the Diamondbacks resulted in one other first: His first dwelling run in a Dodgers uniform. Footage of the opposite-field blast proper right here: 

Man, I nonetheless love that swing. There isn’t almost as a lot energy as there was once, however he can nonetheless run into one each occasionally. It’s as majestic as any right-handed swing ought to ever be. 

That two-run shot meant Pujols already had 4 RBI in 4 video games with the Dodgers. It was his third hit in 9 at-bats, however the greatest factor was clearly the house run. 

Pujols now has 668 profession dwelling runs. He’s fifth all time and that’s the place he’s going to finish up, save for a streak that he may’ve put collectively a decade in the past. Subsequent on the checklist could be A-Rod at 696 homers. 

The Pujols-by-team breakdown is now as follows: 

  • 445 HR with Cardinals
  • 222 HR with Angels
  • 1 HR with Dodgers

It stays to be seen what sort of position Pujols can have with the Dodgers as soon as they get totally wholesome, however he’s making a case for the on a regular basis first base position with accidents to the likes of Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and A.J. Pollock. The outfield accidents imply they should play Chris Taylor in middle, the Seager harm pushes Gavin Lux to brief, which additionally strikes Max Muncy to second base and opens up first for the longer term Corridor of Famer. 

For now, he’s obtained time to show himself and he’s performed so to this point in a small pattern. 

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