The oldest player to at any time choose his hacks in the MLB Property Run Derby pulled off one particular of the greatest upsets in the event’s history Monday night. St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols ousted Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber in a tiebreaker in the to start with round of the Property Operate Derby at Dodger Stadium (stay updates). The last score was 20-18.
The 42-calendar year-old Pujols — who missing to Nationals wunderkind Juan Soto in the second round — and Schwarber tied at 13 dwelling runs apiece in the 3-minute regulation time. Pujols then identified a groove in the 1-minute tiebreaker and Schwarber was not able to maintain up, even with a late flourish.
Schwarber, 29, entered the All-Star split with 29 residence operates, second most in baseball, and he also figured to have the endurance edge supplied the age change. Pujols to begin with struggled as perfectly, hitting only 6 household runs ahead of taking his timeout. Immediately after beating Schwarber
Gamers from the two groups came over to congratulate Pujols following he took his swing in the a few-minute standard towards Schwarber.
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Pujols is the only 40-yr-previous in Home Operate Derby background. This is his fifth Dwelling Operate Derby over-all and his initial due to the fact 2015. He has never ever gained the party, however he did win at the very least one particular spherical all 5 situations he is finished it. Pujols missing to Garrett Anderson in the finals of the 2003 Property Operate Derby.
Pujols has stated he will retire pursuing the 2022 period, his 22nd time in the massive leagues.