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Albert Pujols World Series Game 3: Video, Pictures, Recap

2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands on the field during practice before Game Three of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Getty Images)more pics » Albert Pujols (Getty Images) St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols slugger made history last night in the World Series Game 3 against the Texas Rangers: He became the third baseball player in history to score three homeruns in a World Series game. He joined the ranks of Babe Ruth, who did so twice in his career, and Reggie Jackson.

Pujols had an epic night: He went 5 for 6 with three homers and six runs batted in. The Cardinals went on to win 16-7 at Rangers Ballpark last night. Aside from the runs, Pujols also set more records in Game 3. He became the second player to have five hits in a World Series game, and, with 14, set the record for total bases.

Pujols must have been ecstatic about his performance, but in interviews he was modest about his record-setting night. “I didn’t walk into the ballpark today thinking that I was going to have a night like this,” Pujols said (via New York Times). “I walked to the ballpark with the attitude that I have every day — to help this ballclub to win.”

Pujols' teammates were also excited about the victory and his performance. Pitcher Lance Lynn said: “Just to be a teammate of his when he did something like that," he said, “that’s something I’m going to be able to tell my kids and grandkids, that I actually witnessed that in person.”

Tune in for Game 4 tonight at 8pm ET.

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Ryan Theriot #3, Rafael Furcal #15 and Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after scoring on a Pujols three-run home run in the sixth inning during Game Three of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Getty Images)more pics »Albert+Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals prepares to bat in the sixth inning during Game Three of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Getty Images)more pics »Albert+Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by first base coach Dave McKay as he rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the sixth inning during Game Three of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Dave McKay (Getty Images)more pics »
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
  • Albert Pujols in 2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals
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