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Shohei Ohtani Hits 32nd HR, Breaks Hideki Matsui's Record

Jul 8, 2021 10:00 AM

Shohei Ohtani hit his Major-League-leading 32nd home run on Wednesday, breaking Hideki Matsui's record for homers in a Major League season by a Japanese player.

Ohtani surpassed Matsui's full-season record before the All-Star break. Matsui set the mark in 2004 with the New York Yankees.

"I've said it before, but he's someone I've been watching as a child growing up, so it's a huge honor to do something he's done," Ohtani said.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Stats

Yu Darvish Sets Mark For Fastest To 1,500 Strikeouts

Jun 22, 2021 9:15 AM

Yu Darvish set a record as he pitches in his ninth Major League season.

Darvish recorded his 1,500th career strikeout in the sixth inning of the San Diego Padres' 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

In just 197 games, Darvish is by far the fastest pitcher in big league history to reach that milestone. Randy Johnson had held the mark, but he needed 206 games.

"Since I came here, I've had my ups, and I've had my downs," Darvish said."“But the reason why I'm sitting here, being able to talk about reaching 1,500 strikeouts is definitely because of all the support I've been given since I started my career here. Just from the bottom of my heart, I'm really thankful and grateful."

Darvish has a 2.50 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 90 innings this season.

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Tags: San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Stats

Ronald Acuna, Jr. Reaches 100 Home Runs At Blistering Pace

Jun 21, 2021 9:05 AM

Ronald Acuna, Jr. hit his 100th career home run on Sunday night at Truist Park.

Acuna reached the milestone in his 378th game. The only players to reach 100 home runs in fewer games were Ryan Howard (324), Gary Sánchez (355), Aaron Judge (371), Ralph Kiner (376) and Joey Gallo (377). It was also the fastest any player has gotten to both 100 homers and 75 stolen bases, by number of games.

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Stats

Jacob deGrom's 0.71 ERA Lowest Through May Since 1964

Jun 1, 2021 8:21 AM

Jacob deGrom is enjoying a historic start to the 2021 season.

The New York Mets right-hander threw six scoreless innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, lowering his ERA to 0.71.

That's the lowest ERA for a qualified starter through the end of May since Chris Short had a 0.64 ERA for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964.

Before deGrom, the last pitcher with a sub-1.00 ERA through May was Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies in 2010 with a 0.78.

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Tags: New York Mets, Stats

Gerrit Cole Sets Record For Strikeouts Without A Walk

May 18, 2021 8:51 AM

Gerrit Cole issued a walk for the first time in more than a month Monday night, but he still set a Major League record.

Cole set the Major League record for most consecutive strikeouts without a walk, breaking a mark Corbin Burnes set just last week.

Burnes collected 58 Ks without a walk to start the season. Cole had 61 strikeouts over a 41 2/3-inning walk-less stretch.


Tags: New York Yankees, Stats

Shane Bieber's Record Strikeout Steak Ends

May 17, 2021 9:01 AM

Shane Bieber had struck out at least eight in 20 straight games before he fanned just seven against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Bieber was pulled after issuing his fourth walk and finished his shortest outing of the season at 4 2/3 innings.

"You have to ride the highs with the lows. And today, I'm frustrated that I wasn't able to go out there and do what I know I'm capable of doing," he said. "Objectively, the bullpen did a phenomenal job saving me there, and we almost scratched one out."

Bieber leads the majors with 92 strikeouts after starting the season with 10 or more in his first four outings, another Major League record.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Stats

Brewers' Corbin Burnes Sets Mark For Strikeouts Without A Walk

May 14, 2021 8:27 AM

Corbin Burnes set the record for strikeouts without a walk to start the season Thursday, extending the mark to 58 before walking a batter against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning.

The Milwaukee Brewers right-hander, 26, needed three strikeouts to pass the previous record of 51 strikeouts without a walk held by Kenley Jansen, set in 2017.

"It was pretty cool," Burnes said of the ovation from the crowd. "Whenever you get them standing behind you like that, cheering you on, it definitely gives you some chills. Was a cool moment to do it at home."

His strikeout total reached nine for the game through the fourth inning to set another Major League record -- strikeouts without a walk at any point in a season.

Burnes' streaks ended, however, in the fifth inning when he walked the Cardinals' Tommy Edman.

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Stats

John Means Pitches No-Hitter, Just Misses Perfect Game

May 6, 2021 8:36 AM

John Means pitched a no-hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in one of the greatest pitching performances in club history.

Means retired all 27 batters he faced in a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park, but he did allow a baserunner when Sam Haggerty reached on a third-strike wild pitch in the third inning. The Orioles then caught Haggerty attempting to steal second base, but the wild pitch nullifies the perfect game bid.

Means is believed to be the first pitcher in Major League history to lose a perfect game on a third-strike wild pitch.

He is the first Oriole to throw an individual no-hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Stats

Clayton Kershaw Chased By Cubs In Shortest Career Start

May 5, 2021 8:23 AM

Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs in just one inning -- the shortest start of his career -- in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Kershaw was pulled by manager Dave Roberts after throwing 39 pitches, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out two.

The previous shortest career start of Kershaw's career as 1 1/3 innings, which also came on May 4 (in 2010).

Roberts told reporters after the game there were no physical issues with Kershaw and that it was "an outlier of an outing."


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Stats

Corey Kluber Strikes Out 10 To Earn 100th Win

May 3, 2021 7:56 AM

Corey Kluber struck out 10 batters for the 100th victory of his Major League career as the New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

It was his most dominant performance since 2018. Before last month, Kluber had pitched one inning since May 1, 2019, due to a broken forearm when hit by a comebacker and a torn shoulder muscle.

Kluber's fastball was "only" 91 mph, but he induced 18 swinging strikes -- 13 alone on 83-86 mph changeups that tamed a Tigers team that saw its season batting average drop to a major league worst .195.


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Jacob deGrom Ties Nolan Ryan's Strikeout Mark Over Five Starts

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Shohei Ohtani Makes History As Pitcher Leading MLB In Home Runs

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Astros Rookie Kent Emanuel Makes History With Relief Appearance

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Yankees' Gerrit Cole Makes Franchise History Against Cleveland

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Arizona's Tim Locastro Sets Steals Record With 28th Straight

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Craig Kimbrel Notches 350th Career Save

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Four Braves Earn Silver Slugger Awards


Justin Turner Sets Dodgers Record With 12th Playoff Home Run

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Randy Arozarena Breaks Record For Postseason Hits

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Clayton Kershaw Passes Justin Verlander For Playoff Strikeout Mark

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Randy Arozarena Ties MLB Rookie Record With Sixth Playoff Home Run

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Will Smith Makes Franchise History As Dodgers Sweep Padres

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Twins' Playoff Losing Streak Reaches 17 Games

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Juan Soto, 21, Youngest Ever To Win NL Batting Title


Albert Pujols Ties Willie Mays On All-Time Home Run List


Braves' 29 Runs Against Marlins Second Most Since 1900


Clayton Kershaw Records 2,500th Career Strikeout

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Marcell Ozuna First NL Player To Hit 3 HRs At Fenway Park

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Dodgers Finish August With NL Record 57 Home Runs


Lucas Giolito Tosses Season's First Ho-Hitter

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