DENVER — Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays.
Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field Sunday at Coors Field for a two-run drive in the eighth inning.
Pujols’ teammates congratulated him in the dugout after he gave the Angels a 4-3 lead.
It was his first homer since Aug. 4.
The 40-year-old Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list.
Estevez became the 426th different pitcher whom Pujols has taken deep. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).
It’s the latest milestone for Pujols, who hit his 669th carer double in the sixth inning Saturday to pass Craig Biggio for fifth on that list.
The three-time MVP and