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Albert Pujols now third on all-time RBI list

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - APRIL 28: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a double to knock in two runs during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. With those two RBI’s Pujols surpassed Barry Bonds to become third on the all-time RBI list. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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With a two-run double in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Royals, Angels DH Albert Pujols moved into third place on MLB’s all-time RBI leaderboard. Pujols now has 1,997, one better than Barry Bonds.

It will be a while before Pujols moves further up the leaderboard. Álex Rodríguez is second with 2,086 RBI. Hank Aaron leads with 2,297. Baseball Reference lists Babe Ruth and Cap Anson as ahead of Pujols as well, but Elias Sports Bureau doesn’t count them since RBI wasn’t a statistic until 1920.

Pujols entered Sunday’s action batting .217/.323/.398 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 99 plate appearances on the season. He hasn’t finished a season with an OPS above .700 since 2016.

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