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.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Opening 2018 World Series Odds The 2018 World Series opening odds have been released. Who is favored, who is the biggest challenger, and who is also in the mix?
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Are the Houston Astros going to clinch their first-ever World Series title Wednesday night in Game 7 with an upset win at the Los Angeles Dodgers? Game time is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Can the Houston Astros clinch their first-ever World Series title Tuesday night in Game 6 at the Los Angeles...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Los Angeles Dodgers going to ride Clayton Kershaw to a victory over the host Houston Astros in a pivotal Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night? First pitch is at...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Houston Astros going to win a third straight game over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series? First pitch is at...

MLB Team Pages