Cardinals Rout Rangers on Pujols’ 3 HRs

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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St. Louis Cardinals' baseball star Albert Pujols tied a World Series record Saturday, clubbing three home runs in leading the Cards to a 16-7 rout of the host Texas Rangers.

Pujols joins Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson – both of the New York Yankees – as the only players to hit three round-trippers in a single World Series game. Pujols also hit two singles Saturday while leading the Cardinals to a two-games-to-one lead over the Rangers in the best-of-seven championship series of Major League Baseball.

Other World Series records tied by the 31-year-old star from the Dominican Republic were hits in a game – five; and runs batted in – six. He set a new record for total bases – 14; and became the first ever to have hits in four consecutive innings.

St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa called it the “greatest night in World Series history.” And Texas manager Ron Washington said Pujols was so dangerous, he should be “outlawed.”

Game four takes place Sunday night, again in Texas.