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Fans applaud after Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols singled for his 3,000th career hit against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday

Albert Pujols Pursuit of 3000 Hits is Something To Watch

Pujols dumped the single into shallow right field in the fifth inning against Mike Leake.

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani waves while standing at second after hitting an RBI double against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in Seattle.

He's now tied with Roberto Clemente on the all-time hits list.

If he were to match last year's total of 143 hits, he will move past the likes of Lou Brock, Rod Carew, and Craig Biggio, with an outside chance of topping Dave Winfield at 3,110 or Alex Rodriguez at 3,115 before season's end.

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Going even further, Pujols is only the fourth member of the 3,000-600 club, joining Aaron, Mays and Rodriguez as players with 3,000 hits to also reach 600 homers.

Pujols now sits at 3,000 and Miguel Cabrera (2,666) and Robinson Cano (2,408) round out the top five. Ichiro Suzuki, who this week began the transition from player to Seattle front-office executive for the remainder of the season, reached the milestone in 2016. Carew and Pujols are the only players to record their 3,000th hit with the Angels.

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Meanwhile, roughly 2,300 miles south of Seattle, four Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers combined to no-hit the San Diego Padres in Monterrey, Mexico, as part of MLB's Mexico Series.

Those cheers turned to boos when Ohtani was announced.

Leake (3-3) lost for the third time in four starts. As of Wednesday, May 2, Pujols sits at 2,998 career hits.

Mariners manager Scott Servais' final season as a major league player was Pujols' first in 2001.

All signs are that Ohtani will return the mound for the Angels on Sunday.

Angels: Lefty Tyler Skaggs (3-2) allowed only two earned runs in his last start but was tagged with the loss against the New York Yankees.

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