August 19, 2017 / 5:03 AM / 2 years ago

Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

Aug 18, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) rounds the bases after connecting on a two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

Dominican Republic-born Pujols hit his drive during the first inning against Baltimore on a ball that narrowly cleared the left-field fence.

Pujols and Sosa are now tied for eighth on the all-time home run list.

The latest homer was the 18th of the season for the 37-year-old Pujols.

Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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