Albert Pujols Ties World Series Record With 3rd Homer

You could almost see it coming.

Or not.

But Albert Pujols is an awesomely destructive hitter.

He's even more awesomely destructive against left-handed pitcher.

And believe it or not, the fact that Pujols had already hit two home runs in Game 3 did not make him any less likely to hit a third home run in Game 3.

Which of course he did. Darren Oliver got way too much of the plate with a high-80s fastball, and Pujols drove it 39X feet and beyond the left-field barrier, thus joining Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson as the only players with three home runs in a single World Series game.

We'll have more on Pujols later, as will everyone else. The trick, of course, is finding some reasonably original thing to say about a player who's been among the game's greatest hitters for more than a decade.

Meanwhile, this blowout is finally, mercifully almost over, as the Cardinals carry a 16-7 lead into the last of the ninth.

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