Albert Pujols hit a home run.
Blast No. 609 came on Friday night against the Orioles. It wasn't one of Pujols' usual prodigious, high-and-deep flies. No, it was a low-lining laser:
The home run is notable because it moves Pujols into a tie for eight place on the all-time home run list with Sammy Sosa. This also means that Pujols has tied Sosa for the most home runs ever by a foreign-born player (both were born in the Dominican Republic). Pujols will be making that record his own any day now.
In the meantime, here is the all-time home run leaderboard:
Career home runs
Ken Griffey Jr.
Pujols probably gets past Thome pretty soon and then eyes Ken Griffey Jr. at some point next season.