Pujols steals show at Dwelling Run Derby

The oldest player to ever get his hacks in the MLB Home Operate Derby pulled off a single of the biggest upsets in the event’s historical past Monday night. St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols ousted Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber in a tiebreaker in the to start with spherical of the Property Operate Derby at Dodger Stadium (are living updates). The remaining score was 20-18.

The 42-yr-old Pujols and Schwarber tied at 13 household operates apiece in the three-minute regulation time. Pujols then identified a groove in the just one-minute tiebreaker and Schwarber was unable to retain up, even with a late flourish. After Pujols finished his swings in the three-minute regulation, gamers from the two groups came about to congratulate him.


Every person enjoys Albert. #HRDerby pic.twitter.com/qTNRZuZRAs

— MLB (@MLB) July 19, 2022

Schwarber entered the All-Star split with 29 house operates, next most in baseball, and he also figured to have the endurance advantage presented the age change. Pujols to begin with struggled as very well, hitting only six residence operates ahead of getting his timeout. He will experience Nationals wunderkind Juan Soto in the 2nd spherical.

Albert Pujols’ 20 home runs to defeat Kyle Schwarber in the first round of the Home Run Derby pic.twitter.com/by5PZ63IqU

— David Adler (@_dadler) July 19, 2022

Pujols is the only 40-yr-old in House Operate Derby heritage. This is his fifth Dwelling Operate Derby over-all and his very first due to the fact 2015. He has never gained the celebration, although he did acquire at the very least one spherical all 5 situations he’s performed it. Pujols misplaced to Garrett Anderson in the finals of the 2003 Residence Operate Derby.

Pujols has explained he will retire following the 2022 season, his 22nd year in the large leagues.

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