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Justin Turner Sets Dodgers Record With 12th Playoff Home Run

Oct 26, 2020 8:50 AM

Justin Turner made Los Angeles Dodgers franchise history on Saturday night.

Turner hit a first-inning home run off Ryan Yarbrough to become the Dodgers' franchise leader in postseason home runs.

He has hit 12 home runs in the playoffs since joining the club. Turner had been tied with Duke Snider at 11.

Turner will be a free agent after the season.

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Randy Arozarena Breaks Record For Postseason Hits

Oct 26, 2020 8:45 AM

Tampa Bay Rays rookie Randy Arozarena set the record for most hits in a single postseason in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.

Arozarena set the mark with a third-inning base hit off Clayton Kershaw.

The 25-year-old has 27 hits this postseason. He had been tied with Pablo Sandoval (2014) for the all-time lead with 26.

"Pretty special. Pretty special," Kevin Cash said. "He wanted the ball, too. I noticed that. He asked for the ball. Congrats to Randy."

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Clayton Kershaw Passes Justin Verlander For Playoff Strikeout Mark

Oct 26, 2020 8:39 AM

Clayton Kershaw moved past Justin Verlander for the all-time lead in postseason strikeouts in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.

Kershaw struck out six batters, giving him 207 career postseason strikeouts in 189 innings. Verlander has 205 strikeouts in 187 2/3 career postseason innings.

"It just means I've been on great teams that have gotten to go to the postseason a lot and I've gotten a lot of starts in the postseason," Kershaw said. "It's just a special thing to be part of a team like this and be part of some of those names."

Kershaw entered with a 5.40 ERA in his World Series career but has gone 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA against the Tampa Bay Rays, winning two games in the same postseason series for the first time in his career.

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Randy Arozarena Ties MLB Rookie Record With Sixth Playoff Home Run

Oct 16, 2020 8:36 AM

Randy Arozarena has emerged as a star for the Tampa Bay Rays this postseason.

Arozarena went deep in Game 5 of the ALCS on Thursday night, giving him six home runs during the Rays' run. He has tied the Major League mark for homers by a rookie. Evan Longoria hit six for Tampa Bay during the 2008 postseason.

The Rays didn't add Arozarena to the Major League roster until Aug. 30.

Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz hold the overall record for home runs in one playoffs with eight.

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Will Smith Makes Franchise History As Dodgers Sweep Padres

Oct 9, 2020 8:29 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with a 12-3 win on Thursday.

L.A. advances to the NLCS to face the Atlanta Braves.

Will Smith entered Game 3 having gone 0-for-11 in the postseason, but made franchise history in the clinching game. The catcher went 5-for-6 with two doubles, a run and three RBI.

Smith is now the record holder for the most hits in a postseason game in Dodgers history.

It was only the ninth time in Major League history a player has had five hits in a postseason game.

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Twins' Playoff Losing Streak Reaches 17 Games

Sep 30, 2020 7:42 AM

The Minnesota Twins dropped Game 1 of their Wild Card Series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, extending their playoff losing streak to 17 games.

The loss set a new North American postseason losing streak record, breaking a tie with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago lost 16 straight playoff games from 1975-79.

The second-longest postseason losing streak in baseball history belongs to the Boston Red Sox, who lost 13 straight from 1986-95.

According to Sarah Langs of MLB.com, 27 of the other 29 MLB teams have won a postseason game since the Twins last won one.

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

Sep 29, 2020 8:06 AM

Juan Soto secured the National League batting title in the Washington Nationals' 15-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.

Soto, 21, walked and singled before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the third inning, locking in his average at .351 for the pandemic-shortened 60-game season.

Soto surpassed Brooklyn's Pete Reiser as the youngest ever to win a NL batting crown. Reiser was 22 when he ended the 1941 season hitting a league-leading .343.

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

Sep 14, 2020 8:26 AM

Albert Pujols hit the 660th home run of his career in Sunday's Los Angeles Angels-Colorado Rockies game.

Pujols is now tied with Willie Mays for fifth place on the all-time Major League list.

"I was just telling them, 'Finally, I hit one in the air,'" said Pujols, who hadn't homered since Aug. 4, of his teammates.

Pujols, 40, now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list.

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Braves' 29 Runs Against Marlins Second Most Since 1900

Sep 10, 2020 9:07 AM

The Atlanta Braves scored 29 runs against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, falling just short of tying the Major League record for most runs in a game.

Atlanta beat Miami 29-9, tying the mark for the second-most runs scored in a game in the modern era (since 1900).

The Texas Rangers scored 30 against the Baltimore Orioles in 2007.

"Pretty amazing," Freddie Freeman said. "Hard to put into words, really, when you look up and see 29 runs on the board."

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Clayton Kershaw Records 2,500th Career Strikeout

Sep 4, 2020 8:47 AM

Clayton Kershaw reached a career milestone on Thursday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The left-hander reached 2,500 career strikeouts in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-1 victory.

Kershaw carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and ultimately allowed only three baserunners. His 1.50 ERA is the third lowest in the majors, the lowest of Kershaw's career through his first six starts and the lowest by a Dodgers pitcher through six starts since Kevin Brown in 2001.

His 2,505 strikeouts moved him into 38th place on Major League Baseball's all-time list.

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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

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Lucas Giolito Tosses Season's First Ho-Hitter

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Albert Pujols Now Alone In Second On Career RBI List

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Clayton Kershaw Moves Into Second-Place On Dodgers' Strikeout List

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Padres Make MLB History With Grand Slam In Fourth Straight Game

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Albert Pujols Ties A-Rod For Second On Career RBI List

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Mookie Betts Ties MLB Record For Three-Home Run Games

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Justin Verlander Passes John Smoltz On Playoff Strikeout List

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George Springer Homers In Record Fifth Straight World Series Game

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Gavin Lux Makes History With HR In First Playoff At-Bat

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Twins Best Yankees By One For Home Run Record

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Twins Become First Club To Hit 300 Home Runs

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MLB Sets Strikeout Record For 12th Consecutive Season

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Ronald Acuna Becomes Third Player To Hit 40 HRs At 21 Or Younger

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Giants-Red Sox Combine To Use Record-Tying 24 Pitchers

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Biggios Become Second Father-Son Duo To Hit For Cycles

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Jonathan Villar Hits MLB's Record-Setting 6,106th HR

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Yankees Hit Three Home Runs, Surpass Last Season's Mark

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Jorge Soler Becomes First Royal With 40 Homers

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