Pujols passes Ott with #ASGWorthy homer

Angels slugger takes sole possession of No. 10 on MLB's RBI list

Pujols passes Ott with #ASGWorthy homer

ANAHEIM -- With his 1,864th and 1,865th RBIs, Albert Pujols surpassed Mel Ott for 10th on MLB's all-time RBI list. It marks the most RBIs ever hit by a player born outside the U.S.

The Angels slugger launched a two-run home run off Kansas City rookie pitcher Jake Junis on Saturday night at Angel Stadium for his 602nd career homer, giving Los Angeles a 5-0 lead over the Royals in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Halos' 9-0 win.

"I thought it was a decent pitch," Junis said of the offering. "I thought he swung through the same pitch a couple of times before, but that's why he's one of the greatest hitters of all time."

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Because RBIs became an official Major League statistic in 1920, Elias' tally begins at that date. Due to the uncertain nature of record-keeping in the early part of the 20th century, some discrepancies may exist between the stats provided today by different historical data providers. MLB.com utilizes different statistics than Elias.

By MLB.com's count, Pujols has the 12th-most RBIs, also behind Cap Anson and Ty Cobb, whose RBIs were not official at the time and have been excluded by Elias.

Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.