Albert Pujols ties Jimmie Foxx on all-time HR list

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels hit career home run No. 534 on Tuesday, tying Jimmie Foxx for 17th place on the all-time list and moving two behind Mickey Mantle.

Pujols connected on a 418-foot solo shot to left field off Rays starter Chris Archer in the fourth inning off the Angels' 6-1 loss. And he did it in his 8,134th big league at-bat -- the exact same number that Foxx finished his career with.

It was Pujols' sixth homer in as many games. It also was the 1,118th extra-base hit for the three-time NL MVP, edging him past Foxx and Ted Williams into sole possession of 16th place in that department and putting him within one of George Brett.

"Every time he hits a home run, there's another immortal he's in the same sentence with," Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters. "It's fun. It's exciting."

Pujols leads the Angels and is fourth in the American League with 14 home runs this season.

"When he gets going, he's in a class of his own," Scioscia told reporters. "He's on everything."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.