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Pujols passes Banks, Mathews on homer list

Angels slugger belts No. 513 to take sole possession of 21st all-time

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LOS ANGELES -- Angels first baseman Albert Pujols tied the game and continued to move up the all-time list in Tuesday's eighth inning, crushing a titanic home run off Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson to give him 513 for his career.

With that homer -- a solo shot to left, tying the game at 4 -- Pujols moved past Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews for sole possession of 21st place. Next up are Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas, each of whom have 521.

Pujols' homer was his 21st on the season and his first since July 9. He's on pace for 30 home runs this season.

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