Albert Pujols became the third youngest player in Major League Baseball history to reach 400 homers when he led off the fourth against the Washington Nationals with a shot to right center field.
Pujols is the 47th major leaguer to hit that milestone. It came off Jordan Zimmerman. It was an 0-1 fastball. Teammates mobbed Pujols as he came to the dugout. Pujols is 30 years and 222 days old. Alex Rodriguez hit No. 400 at 29 years, 316 days, and Ken Griffey Jr. reached the benchmark at 30 years, 141 days. Pujols was tied with Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga for 47th place on baseball’s career list.
Pujols hurt his right ankle when he twisted it trying to step on the tarp to reach for a foul ball near the first base dugout in the 10th inning.
Washington beat the Cardinals in 13 innings in a wild 11-10 final.
Watch his 400th shot.