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Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels

Sep 15, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; General view of the Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) home run tracker during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.

The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin’s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.

Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.

It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.

Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).