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Albert Pujols launched three long homers, drove in six runs and finished with five hits — tying Series records with each accomplishment — as the St. Louis Cardinals romped past the Texas Rangers 16-7 on Saturday night for a 2-1 edge.
Pujols began the game hoping to shake his slump and maybe get a hit.
He did that, and a whole lot more: He produced the defining game of his monster career, and perhaps the greatest hitting performance in World Series history.
“Just pretty special,” he said.
The three-time NL MVP matched Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the most home runs in a game, connecting on fastballs from three different pitchers. Pujols added two singles and set a Series mark with 14 total bases.
“Hopefully, at the end of my career, I can look back and say, ‘Wow, what a game it was in Game 3 in 2011,” Pujols said.
Thanks to Fox News for parts of the story.