Albert Pujols hit his 700th career home run on Friday, a milestone only three other sluggers have accomplished.
The milestone homer – Pujols' second of the night – came off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford in the fourth inning.
Pujols joins Barry Bonds (762), Henry Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) in the 700-HR club just 12 days after overtaking Alex Rodriguez (696).
50,041 fans at Dodger Stadium gave him a standing ovation after his historic home run. Cardinals fans chanted "Al-bert, Al-bert"
Pujols returned to the St. Louis Cardinals this season at age 42 after leaving as a free agency a decade ago.
In St. Louis, Pujols climbed from a 13th-round draught pick to superstardom, winning three NL MVPs and two World Series in his first 11 seasons.