Albert Pujols Sep 16, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) looks on before an at bat against the Cincinnati Reds during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals had a historic night in their 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Albert Pujols is turning back the clock as the 42-year-old is in a race to become the fourth player to reach 700 home runs before he wraps up his 22-year MLB career. In the sixth inning, Pujols belted his 698th homer to tie the game. This came two days after Pujols became the third player to hit for 2,200 RBI, with the other two being Hank Aaron (2,297) and Babe Ruth (2,213).

It’s difficult to outshine Albert Pujols but Ryan Helsley did that by pitching the 110th immaculate inning in MLB history.

Helsley closed out the ninth inning striking out the final three Reds batters with nine total pitches.

Many showed their appreciation for Pujols and Helsley for what they’ve done.

Before the All-Star break, it would’ve been a tough ask for Pujols to reach 70o home runs. Now, Pujols has 13 home runs since July and with 17 games left in the regular season, it’s entirely possible that he hits those two by the end of the season. The guy has hit three home runs since last Saturday so if he keeps up this form for just another week, he’ll hit that milestone.

About Phillip Bupp

Producer/editor of the Awful Announcing Podcast and Short and to the Point. News editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. Highlight consultant for Major League Soccer as well as a freelance writer for hire. Opinions are my own but feel free to agree with them.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @phillipbupp