Albert Pujols, a slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals, has hit his 700th career home run
He is the fourth player in major league history to accomplish the milestone.
In the fourth inning against Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford, Pujols hit his historic home run, his second of the game.
Pujols is the newest member of the 700-HR club, joining Babe Ruth (714), Henry Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762).
He returned from the dugout to a standing ovation from the 50,041-person Dodger Stadium crowd.
Pujols claimed that "chasing numbers" was never his goal when playing baseball. However, the figures kept growing.
In an 11-0 thrashing, the Cardinals destroyed the NL West champion Dodgers.