- Tim MacMahon, ESPN Staff Writer
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ARLINGTON, Texas – Albert Pujols will probably enjoy tonight’s press conference.
He’ll get to talk about hitting a pair of home runs.
Pujols’ second homer wasn’t as awe-inspiring as the first, a shot that crashed into the facing of the club level in left field an estimated 423 feet away from home plate. But the two-run shot off a few rows into the left-center bleachers off of Mike Gonzalez made a Rangers comeback extremely unlikely, extending the Cardinals lead to 14-6 in the seventh inning.
Pujols was hitless in his first seven at-bats of the series, but he’s morphed back into MVP form. He’s 4-of-5 with the two homers and five RBIs with a couple of innings to go in Game 3. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Pujols is the first player in World Series history with four hits, five RBIs and two homers in a game.
The Cardinals are potentially within another Pujols swing of the record for runs in a World Series game, which is 18, held by the 1936 Yankees.