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Albert Pujols sets the all-time record for home runs by a foreign-born player

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 22: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

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Albert Pujols had a big night last night, driving in four runs as the Angels beat the Rangers 10-1. Three of those runs came on a three-run homer. That was the 610th home run of Pujols’ career, snapping a tie for eighth on the all-time list with Sammy Sosa. It also made him baseball’s all-time leader for home runs by a player born outside the U.S.

Pujols was aware of the accomplishment, of course, and noted how honored he was after the game:

''It’s pretty special. Obviously, all the great players from the Dominican Republic, Latin America, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, they’ve gone through the big leagues and to be able to accomplish something like this is very humbling.’'

After Sosa, who is from the Dominican Republic, comes Rafael Palmeiro (569); Manny Ramirez (555); David Ortiz (541); Carlos Delgado (473); Jose Canseco (462); Adrian Beltre and Miguel Cabrera (459).

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