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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 09:34 pm
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The Machine may be running on fumes, but he can still drive in runs when needed.

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols became only the second player in MLB history - joining Alex Rodriguez - to register 100 or more RBIs in 14 different seasons with a two-run single in the seventh inning of Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Pujols has lumbered through his sixth campaign with the Angels, batting just .242/.288/.389 across 143 games. He's the first player ever to drive in 100 runs in a season while recording an on-base percentage below .290 and a slugging percentage worse than .390, according to the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura.

Never before in his career has Pujols failed to reach base on at least a .300 clip. In fact, throughout his tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, he only had an OBP below .400 twice in 11 seasons.

Despite that, the future Hall of Famer continues to stack up accolades. In addition to tying A-Rod's yearly mark, Pujols matched Eddie Murray for 10th on the all-time RBI list at 1,917. He's also now within five of Jimmie Foxx (1,922) for ninth.

With four more seasons left on his contract, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Pujols could break Hank Aaron's all-time record of 2,297 RBIs that has stood since 1976. Pujols' diminishing skills (-1.8 Fangraphs WAR this season) may prevent him from making it, but he's still delivering for now.