ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Cardinals' Albert Pujols homered for a career-best fifth consecutive game on Wednesday night, hitting a two-run shot off Florida's Scott Olsen in the first inning.
Pujols lined a 1-2 pitch into the Marlins bullpen in left field, a drive estimated at 382 feet, and extended his RBI streak to seven games. He has homered in six of the last seven games, totaling eight RBIs.
The homer was his 30th of the season and 280th of his career, making him the only player in major league history to hit 30 or more homers in each of his first seven seasons.
Pujols homered in four straight games on seven occasions, the last time from April 15-18, 2006. He has 14 homers since the All-Star break, most in the NL.
Eleven of them have come with the bases empty, and 11 have come on the road.

Recent MLB Discussions

Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers shoot to spoil 'Zona prospect's debut Arizona fans haven’t had a ton about which to get excited this season. Perhaps Braden Shipley can inject a little optimism in a few short hours.
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Free Pick After a losing road trip, will the Giants get back on track with a win tonight against the Reds when they return home for a 10:15PM ET matchup?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction After sweeping the Angels over the weekend, will the Astros beat the visiting Yankees tonight to win their fifth in a row?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Royals Prediction After being swept by the Astros over the weekend, are the Angels a poor bet to beat the Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Marlins Picks With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Phillies and Marlins play under the total tonight or go over in their 7:10PM ET matchup?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement