Watch: Cardinals' Albert Pujols smashes HR No. 701, gets standing ovation from Busch Stadium fans
Albert Pujols' remarkable 2022 campaign continued with another memorable moment Friday night at Busch Stadium.
A week after joining the legendary 700 home run club at Dodgers Stadium, Pujols notched career long-ball No. 701 in front of the home crowd.
With the Cardinals trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Pujols stepped to the plate facing starter Johan Oviedo. Behind in the count at 1-2, Pujols smashed a hanging slider into Big Mac Land for his 22nd home run of the season.
The 42-year-old has been red-hot during the second half of the season.
Heading into Friday's action, Pujols was batting .308/.372/.664 with 15 home runs and 38 RBI since the All-Star break.
According to MLB.com's Sarah Langs, since August 14, only New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge (15) has more home runs than Pujols' 14.
On the year, Pujols has 22 home runs and 59 RBI, slashing .262/.335/.527 over 105 games.