'I'm still going to retire': Albert Pujols making charge at 700 home runs in final days of career

PHOENIX — We sat down for 20 minutes Saturday afternoon, and Albert Pujols insisted he wouldn’t change his mind about retiring after this season 

no matter how close he was to the glorious 700-home run club 

He didn’t have a single homer in June and had only six the first half of the season, but he's hit six home runs alone since Aug 

Pujols, who has 13 homers for the year, is now five home runs shy of eclipsing Alex Rodriguez for fourth place on the all-time home run list 

eight away from 700 where only three men have ever gone before: Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) 

Pujols, 42, is suddenly looking like the same guy who terrorized the National League in his first 11 years 

“It’s just unbelievable watching him,’’ Cardinals All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado said. “

“I’m still going to retire, no matter whether I end up hitting 693, 696, 700, whatever,’’ Pujols told USA TODAY Sports. “I don’t get caught up in numbers 

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