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Albert Pujols makes MLB history with 700th home run

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Albert Pujols’ identify is within the historical past books, alongside Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds.

The Cardinals slugger homered twice in opposition to the Dodgers on Friday, the 699th and 700th long-balls of his 22-season MLB profession.

Pujols joined Ruth (714), Aaron (755) Barry Bonds (762) within the ultra-exclusive membership.

Within the prime of the third inning, the 42-year-old despatched a pitch from Los Angeles’ Andrew Heaney 434 ft into the stands for a 2-0 Cardinals lead and his twentieth homer of the season.

The anticipate No. 700 didn’t take lengthy.

Pujols’ milestone dwelling got here one inning later, a three-run shot off reliever Phil Bickford for a 5-0 St. Louis lead.

Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches career homerun 699 with Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, to take a 2-0 lead, during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals watches profession dwelling run No. 699 depart the sector.
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He now has 18 20-homer seasons, behind solely Aaron (20) and Bonds (19) in MLB historical past, with Bonds the one different participant to have hit 20 homers after the age of 42. He and Aaron are the one two gamers to have achieved 3,000 hits and 700 homers.

The 42-year-old has skilled a statistical renaissance within the second half of the season, slashing .313/.377/.657 with 13 homers, 33 RBIs and a 1.034 OPS in his final 47 video games, and plans to retire at season’s finish.

“It’s simply being on the market and contributing to this ballclub and this group,” Pujols mentioned after hitting No. 698 in opposition to the Reds in Sept. 17. “I feel simply getting each alternative that I’ve been getting, particularly recently, and simply attempting to assist this ballclub to win.”

With 11 video games to play, Pujols is probably going so as to add just a few extra homers to his Corridor of Fame profession.

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Saints lose to Vikings after double-doink heartbreak in London

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It was a double-doink of heartbreak for the Saints in London on Sunday.

With simply seconds left to go within the fourth quarter in opposition to the Vikings, New Orleans hoped to tie the sport with a 61-yard area objective try at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the place Minnesota led by three, 28-25.

The try by Saints placekicker Wil Lutz proceeded to hit the left upright after which crossbar earlier than the ball fell again towards the sector, giving the Vikings their third win of the season.

The Saints and Vikings stored issues attention-grabbing all through the second half of Sunday’s recreation, with Minnesota scoring its last factors on a 47-yard field goal by Greg Joseph moments earlier than Lutz tried three.

Wil Lutz (#3) of the Saints misses a 61-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Vikings on Oct. 2, 2022.
Wil Lutz (#3) of the Saints misses a 61-yard area objective within the fourth quarter in opposition to the Vikings on Oct. 2, 2022.
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Sunday’s recreation wasn’t with out incident, nevertheless, as Vikings rookie security Lewis Cine was carted off the field within the first half after struggling a scary leg damage. The primary-round decide was dominated out the remainder of the sport with a leg fracture and brought to a neighborhood hospital.

The Vikings will host the Bears subsequent Sunday whereas the Saints, now 1-3, will face the Seahawks in New Orleans.

The Giants and Packers will journey throughout the pond subsequent week for the second London recreation of the season.

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Elderly man beaten in random attack near Columbus Circle in NYC

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A 66-year-old man was punched within the face by a stranger in an unprovoked assault close to Columbus Circle on Sunday morning — a minimum of the second time the suspect randomly assaulted a passer-by, cops stated.

The sufferer instructed cops he was strolling at West 57th Road and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan round 9:40 a.m. when his attacker approached him and punched him all through his physique, together with his face.

The sufferer, who didn’t know the suspect, was taken to Cornell Hospital in secure situation, cops stated.

Law enforcement officials canvassed the realm and arrested Dwayne McPherson, 33, of Brooklyn on assault expenses, based on cops.

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The person stated his attacker approached him and punched him all through his physique, together with his face.
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McPherson has three prior unsealed arrests, together with one from Nov. 2, 2020, when he allegedly hit a 62-year-old man within the face in an unprovoked assault in Queens, police sources stated.

He additionally has arrests for fare evasion in July and possession of housebreaking instruments final yr.

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Democrats’ edge with Latino voters eroding as GOP picks up support: poll

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​Democrats have a 20 share level lead over Republicans amongst Latino voters — however that benefit ​has slipped from previous election cycles, in line with a ballot launched on Sunday. 

Requested which social gathering they want to see in charge of Congress after November’s midterm elections, 54% of Latino voters picked Democrats, whereas 33% went with Republicans, giving Democrats a 21-point edge, an NBC News/Telemundo poll discovered. 

However that’s down from a 26-point lead in October 2020, 34 factors from October 2016 and 42 factors from October 2012.

The survey, launched lower than six weeks away from the election, additionally discovered that Latinos are cut up on President Biden, with 51% approving of his job efficiency and 45% disapproving. 

Among the many points garneting their disapproval are the price of residing (60%), the economic system (54%) and border safety and immigration (51%).​

Biden will get constructive rankings on overseas coverage​ (49%).

The president nonetheless will get an general constructive score from Latino voters — 51 to 35 — however his destructive score creeped up 10 factors since October 2020. 

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54% of Latino voters want to see Democrats in charge of Congress after November’s midterm elections.

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51% of Latinos approve of President Biden’s job efficiency whereas 45% disapprove. 

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President Biden will get constructive rankings from Latino voters on overseas coverage.

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Latino voters largely facet with Democrats on abortion, defending democracy, healthcare and addressing the issues of the Hispanic group.

The rankings for former President Donald Trump are available nearly reverse of his successor — 30% constructive, 57% destructive. 

The Republican Occasion will get a destructive 20 score, whereas Democrats obtain a constructive 15 score from Latinos.

“Whereas Latinos proceed to lean towards the Democratic Occasion and like Democratic management of Congress, Republicans have a better share of the vote than we’ve measured beforehand,” Democratic pollster Aileen Cardona-Arroyo of Hart Analysis Associates, who carried out this survey with Republican pollster Invoice McInturff, instructed NBC Information. 

“Being down by 20 factors is so much higher [for Republicans] than being down by 40 factors,” McInturff mentioned.

Latino voters largely facet with Democrats on abortion, defending democracy, healthcare and addressing the issues of the Hispanic group.

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Democrats’ benefit ​has slipped with Latino voters in comparison with previous election cycles.
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They again Republicans on the economic system, crime and border safety. 

They’re cut up on whether or not the border is safe. The ballot confirmed that 46% imagine the border is “completely” or “principally” safe, in comparison with the 44% who say it’s “principally not” or “completely not” safe. 

However a considerable majority, 65%, imagine that migrants who arrive on the southern border must be allowed to stay within the US till their asylum instances are heard in courtroom. 

Thirty-one p.c say these migrants must be instantly detained and despatched again to their international locations of origin. 

The ballot surveyed 1,000 registered Latino voters between Sept. 17-26. It has a plus/minus 3.1 share factors margin of error.

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