In a fitting capstone to a Hall of Fame career, Albert Pujols hit his 700th major league home run on Friday, a feat accomplished by only three other pitchers in baseball history.

The decisive homer — Pujols’ second of the night — came off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford in the fourth inning, the latest of 455 separate hits that have given up at least one walk to Pujols in 22 MLB seasons. .

Twelve days after Pujols passed Alex Rodriguez (696), he joined Barry Bonds (762), Henry Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) in the 700-HR club.

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