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Albert Pujols is on pace to hit 700 home runs.....

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Albert Pujols vowed he wouldn't change his mind about retiring ....

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after this season during our 20-minute conversation on Saturday afternoon 

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regardless of how close he was to joining the illustrious 700-home run club.

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The legendary St. Louis Cardinals player then immediately

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went out and smashed two home runs into the Phoenix night at Chase Field,

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just missing a third, and may now be rendering the argument irrelevant.

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Pujols has 692 career home runs and has hit five home runs in his past five games after a two-homer outing.