Pujols ties Helton for second fastest to 1,000 hits
Pujols and Helton needed 3,003 at-bats. Ichiro Suzuki is the fastest to the milestone, requiring 2,977 at-bats.
Pujols' 11th home run also set a franchise record for April, one more than Mark McGwire hit in his 70-homer season in 1998, with nine games to spare.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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