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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols passes Barry Bonds for third on RBI list

By Connor Grott
Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols passes Barry Bonds for third on RBI list
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols passed Barry Bonds for third on the MLB's all-time RBI list. Pujols has 1,997 career RBIs. File Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo

April 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols passed former MLB slugger Barry Bonds for third place on the all-time RBI list against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

The designated hitter blasted a two-run double down the left field line off Royals pitcher Homer Bailey. Mike Trout and Brian Goodwin scored, giving the Angels a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

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Pujols now has 1,997 career RBIs and trails only Alex Rodriguez (2,086) and Hank Aaron (2,297) on the all-time list, according to Elias Sports Bureau. RBIs became an official statistic in the 1920 season.

The 39-year-old slugger, playing in his 19th season in the MLB, entered Sunday's game against the Royals with a career .302 batting average and 637 home runs, which is sixth on the all-time list.

The Angels defeated Kansas City 7-3 in the final contest of the three-game set. Los Angeles beat the Royals in the opener Friday before losing in the second game.

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The Angels begin a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

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