Pujols passes Killebrew for 11th on HR list

Angels DH hits No. 574, sits nine shy of tying McGwire

June 26th, 2016

ANAHEIM -- Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols passed Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew for 11th on the all-time home run list Saturday night at Angel Stadium, knocking career home run No. 574 off of Oakland left-hander Dillon Overton in the bottom of the fifth inning of the 7-3 loss.

Pujols, who homered in Friday's 7-4 loss to tie Killebrew, took a low fastball from Overton and drove it a Statcast-projected 424 feet out to center field, cutting his team's deficit to 4-3. He needs nine more home runs to match Mark McGwire (583) for 10th on the all-time list.

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Killebrew is the third player Pujols has passed on the list this season, joining Reggie Jackson (563) and Rafael Palmeiro (569).

Pujols is also nearing another milestone. With his next home run, he will become the fifth player ever to log at least 15 homers in his first 16 seasons. The others to accomplish the feat are Barry Bonds, Eddie Murray, Frank Robinson and Eddie Mathews.