Pujols sets mark with 30th homer of season

Pujols sets mark with 30th homer of season

Pujols sets mark with 30th homer of season
PITTSBURGH -- With a home run in the sixth inning Tuesday against the Pirates, Albert Pujols became the first player in Major League history to begin his career with 11 straight seasons of 30 or more home runs.

Pujols' 30th home run of the season, a solo shot off starter Jeff Karstens, came on a 1-2 count and cleared the right-field fence at PNC Park. It made the score 3-2 in favor of the Pirates and sparked a small rally -- by the end of the sixth the score was tied at 3 after David Freese's RBI double.

Pujols has 28 career home runs and 81 career RBIs at PNC Park, both personal highs at a road stadium.