Albert Pujols gives Brendan Donovan words of encouragement

Even as he enters the final months of his MLB career,

Even then Albert Pujols has continued to do so in its entirety.

The St. Louis Cardinals legend put on a stellar performance against the Colorado Rockies.

Pujols base loaded and on the mound during the third innings

Lefty Austin came in with Gomber as the pinch hitter.

Pujol, 42, responded with a Grand Slam in left field to break the game open.

After the game, which St. Louis won 13-0, Donovan revealed

That Pujol had made a great gesture for him in the dugout after the Grand Slam.

Donovan said that three-time MVP Pujols approached him almost apologizingly,

and assured Donovan that the Cardinals still believed in him.

Infielder Donovan, 25, is having a good rookie year,

The Cardinals chased Rockies starter Antonio Senzatella in the second inning,

Wanted to avoid the big-spot lefty-lefty matchup between Gomber and Donovan.