Cardinals designated hitter Albert Pujols launched the 690th home run of his career on Thursday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies (GameTracker). Pujols' blast, a pinch-hit grand slam, occurred in the third inning and put St. Louis up by a 10-0 mark.

According to Statcast, Pujols' home run had an exit velocity of 105.1 mph and traveled some 374 feet. In addition to being the 16th of his career, it's the third pinch-hit grand slam to be hit within the first three innings of a game, according to MLB's Paul Casella. Pujols was subbed in for Brendan Donovan as a means of gaining the platoon advantage versus left-hander Austin Gomber, a former Cardinal who was sent to Colorado as part of the Nolan Arenado trade.