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Keon Broxton Hits Longest HR In Busch Stadium History

Jun 16, 2017 7:15 AM

Keon Broxton clubbed a massive home run on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals, the longest home run ever hit at the current incarnation of Busch Stadium.

Broxton's blast traveled 489 feet. The previous record was a 477-foot bomb by Brandon Moss last season.

The home run was the second-longest among all Major Leaguers this season. Aaron Judge hit a 495-foot blast last weekend.

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Clayton Kershaw Records 2,000th Career Strikeout

Jun 3, 2017 9:42 AM

Clayton Kershaw recorded the 2,000th strikeout of his career on Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

He is the 79th Major League pitcher to accomplish the feat.

Kershaw and the Dodgers also matched a Major League record for strikeouts in a game with 26. The game went 12 innings.

The left-hander pitched eight innings and finished with 14 strikeouts, one shy of his career high.

"It will be cool someday. I guess when you retire you look back at that stuff,'' Kershaw said about the milestone.

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Giancarlo Stanton Becomes Miami's All-Time RBI Leader

Jun 3, 2017 9:38 AM

Giancarlo Stanton homered on Friday night, giving him sole possession atop the Miami Marlins' all-time RBI list.

Stanton has 579 RBIs in his career, all with the Marlins. He broke a tie with Mike Lowell for first place on the franchise list.

"Young franchise, right?" Don Mattingly said. "But obviously Giancarlo's really good. This is kind of what you envision. ... And I think he's getting a lot more help now."

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May Ends With Second-Most Home Runs In MLB History

Jun 1, 2017 8:00 AM

Major League players clubbed 1,060 home runs during the month of May, the second-highest total for a single month in baseball history.

The record was set in May 2000 when 1,069 home runs were hit.

Of the 1,060 homers hit in May, 630 of them were solo shots; the rest (430) came with runners on base, including 16 grand slams.

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Tim Tebow Hits Third Minor League Home Run

May 22, 2017 7:45 AM

Tim Tebow hit his third home run of the season Sunday for Class A Columbia.

Tebow, who had been on a five-game hitless streak, entered the game hitting .220 in 34 games for the New York Mets affiliate with 26 hits, five doubles, 12 RBIs, 13 walks and 35 strikeouts.

Fireflies president John Katz has said there's no timetable for Tebow's stay in South Carolina.

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Twins Have Homered In 16 Straight Games

May 17, 2017 7:03 AM

Byron Buxton hit a home run in the fourth inning on Tuesday night to help the Minnesota Twins tie a 38-year-old franchise record with a homer in 16 straight games.

The previous club mark was set in 1979.

The Major League record is held by the 2002 Texas Rangers, who had a 27-game streak.

Minnesota has seen 12 different players homer during the streak.

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Bryce Harper Has Now Homered At Every NL Ballpark

May 17, 2017 6:40 AM

Bryce Harper hit a home run to the last row of seats in right field in the top of the ninth at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

The blast means that Harper has now homered at every National League ballpark.

"I don't worry about hitting the ball in the water," Harper said. "[Former manager] Matt [Williams] used to say, 'It's not how far. It's how many.' Just trying to put the ball in play, and sometimes it goes over the fence."

Harper is hitting .388/.503/.767 with 13 home runs in 35 games this season.

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Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Billy Hamilton Becomes Fourth-Fastest To Steal 200 Bases

May 5, 2017 7:24 AM

Billy Hamilton stole the 200th base of his career on Thursday afternoon.

Hamilton reached 200 stolen bases in 424 games -- the fourth fewest since at least 1900.

The Cincinnati Reds speedster would love to have a chance to challenge Rickey Henderson, who owns the all-time record of 1,406 stolen bases.

"It means a lot to be up there with the greatest people in stolen bases," Hamilton said. "But it's something you've got to keep moving forward and keep getting more, there's a long way to go to get the record."

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Trea Turner Falls Triple Shy Of Second Consecutive Cycle

Apr 27, 2017 9:43 AM

Trea Turner finished a triple shy of the cycle on Wednesday, a day after he reached the accomplishment for the Washington Nationals.

"He's going to have a lot of cycles in his career. That's just who he is and type of player he is," Bryce Harper said. "He has a good chance to do that on any given night. If he played here, he'd probably do it a lot more."

Turner, 23, is hitting .326/.341/.628 in 11 games.

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Noah Syndergaard Has Yet To Walk A Batter This Season

Apr 25, 2017 8:54 AM

Noah Syndergaard has been terrific through his first four starts this season, pitching to a 1.73 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 26 innings.

The New York Mets right-hander's average fastball velocity is 99.6 mph, but it is his control that has him chasing history.

He has yet to walk a batter in 2017 and only 16 pitchers (12 starters) have opened a season with more walk-less innings.

Syndergaard is scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves and with seven innings pitched without a walk, he would move into a tie for second-place on the all-time list. The leader, Pete Alexander of the Chicago Cubs, tossed 51 innings to begin the 1923 season without issuing a walk.

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Mookie Betts Strikes Out For First Time In 129 PAs
Mookie Betts struck out against Francisco Liriano of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, ending a streak of 129 regular season plate appearances without a punch-out dating back to last September.

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Eric Thames Hits Sixth Home Run In Five Games
Eric Thames has seven home runs this season, his first since returning to Major League Baseball from Korea.

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Trey Mancini Ties Major League Rookie Home Run Record
Trey Mancini went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs on Sunday afternoon, continuing a torrid start to his career.

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Reds Off To Best Start Since 1990
The Reds are 7-2, their best start since they opened 1990 with nine straight wins.

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Jason Heyward's Changed Swing Yielding Positive Results
Much has been made of Jason Heyward's swing and the changes he made this offseason in an effort to increase his diminished production at the plate.

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Joey Votto Swinging At Unusually High Rate Of Pitches
Joey Votto is one of baseball's most patient hitters, but the Reds star has been swinging at a very high rate of pitches to begin the 2017 season.

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Wil Myers Records First Cycle Of 2017
Wil Myers recorded the first cycle of both his career and the 2017 season on Monday night as the Padres defeated the Rockies 5-3.

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J.D. Martinez Upset Over Decline In Defensive Metrics
J.D. Martinez was a Gold Glove finalist in 2015 when he had a .993 fielding percentage and finished third among AL outfielders with 15 assists.

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Andrew Miller Sets Playoff Strikeout Mark For Reliever
Andrew Miller broke the Major League record for strikeouts by a relief pitcher in one postseason with 29 on Saturday night.

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Andrew Miller Sets Postseason Mark With 15th Scoreless Inning
Andrew Miller made history in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 this month.

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Corey Kluber Sets World Series Record With 8 Ks In Three Innings
Corey Kluber tossed six shutout innings as the Indians took Game 1 of the World Series 6-0 over the Cubs.

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Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip
After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

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Jake Arrieta Homers Off Madison Bumgarner, Puts Cubs In Record Books
The Cubs became just the second team in Major League history to have two pitchers hit home runs in the same postseason series when Jake Arrieta took Madison Bumgarner deep in the second inning on Mond

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Cubs-Pirates Play To MLB's First Tie Since 2005
Rain forced the teams to stop playing in the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1 and led to a delay of nearly 90 minutes.

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Jeurys Familia Becomes First Dominican To Save 50 Games
Jeurys Familia hit a milestone on Wednesday night, becoming the first Dominican-born pitcher to notch 50 saves.

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Major Leaguers On Pace To Hit Second-Most Home Runs Ever In 2016
Major League hitters clubbed 5,392 home runs heading into Sunday's action, a pace that would surpass the second-most productive season in history when 5,528 long balls were hit in 1999.

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Gary Sanchez Fastest To 19 HRs In Major League History
Gary Sanchez has become the first player in Major League history to hit 19 home runs in his first 45 games.

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Reds Surrender Major League Record 242nd Home Run
The Reds have been bad this season and now their futility will forever be remembered.

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Cubs Aren't Concerned With Dip In Jake Arrieta's Velocity
Jake Arrieta has endured an up-and-down season and a loss to the Brewers continued the trend.

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David Ortiz Sets HR Record For Player Aged 40 Or Older
David Ortiz hit his 35th home run of the season on Monday night, setting a new single-season record for a player aged 40 or older.

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