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.

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