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Justin Verlander Passes John Smoltz On Playoff Strikeout List

Oct 24, 2019 8:35 AM

Justin Verlander broke John Smoltz's career mark for strikeouts in the postseason during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Verlander struck out Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles in the second inning for his 200th postseason strikeout, surpassing the mark of 199 set by Smoltz in 2009.

The Houston Astros right-hander took the loss, allowing the four runs on seven hits in six innings, striking out six and walking three. His postseason strikeout total stands at 202.

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George Springer Homers In Record Fifth Straight World Series Game

Oct 23, 2019 10:30 AM

George Springer set a record Tuesday night when he homered in his fifth consecutive World Series game, a seventh-inning homer off Washington Nationals reliever Tanner Rainey.

Springer had homered in the final four games of the 2017 World Series for the Houston Astros, winning MVP honors in the process.

"I'd rather win," Springer said of the accomplishment following Houston's 5-4 loss in Game 1. "I mean, cool. Great. It's an honor ... but no doubt about it. I'd rather win."

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

Oct 4, 2019 7:55 AM

Gavin Lux made history in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Lux became the youngest player ever to hit a pinch-hit home run in the playoffs. He's also the youngest Dodger ever to go long in the postseason.

The Dodgers called Lux up on Sept. 2. He doesn't turn 22 until Nov. 23.

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Twins Best Yankees By One For Home Run Record

Sep 30, 2019 7:45 AM

The Minnesota Twins hit three home runs on Sunday to edge the New York Yankees by one for all-time home run record.

The Twins clubbed 307 homers this season.

"I don't think anybody will ever forget the 'Bomba Squad,'" Rocco Baldelli said.

Last week, the Twins became the first team in Major League history to hit 300 home runs in a season.


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Twins Become First Club To Hit 300 Home Runs

Sep 27, 2019 7:42 AM

The Minnesota Twins have become the first club in Major League history to hit 300 home runs in a season.

Jonathan Schoop hit the milestone home run off Jose Cisnero of the Detroit Tigers.

"It is great that I got to hit the 300th homer, but this record is about more than me," Schoop said. "We've got a lot of guys with a ton of homers, but so many other guys have hit big ones when we needed it."

Earlier this week the Twins clinched their first division title since 2010.


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MLB Sets Strikeout Record For 12th Consecutive Season

Sep 25, 2019 7:35 AM

Major League Baseball has set a new single-season strikeout record for the 12th straight season.

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Willy Adames went down swinging on a pitch from the New York Yankees' Stephen Tarpley in the fifth inning, marking the 41,208th strikeout of the season.

Before the record run started in 2008, the mark had been 32,404 in 2001.


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

Sep 20, 2019 7:41 AM

Ronald Acuna, Jr. has become just the third player in Major League history to hit 40 homers in a season at 21 years old or younger.

Acuna hit his historic home run in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

The Atlanta Braves' victory over the Phillies clinched the club at least a tie for first place in the National League East.

"That's the most exciting thing up to this point," Acuna said through a translator. "That's what we're all looking for. I think for all of us, it's just come out with that same energy, that same enthusiasm, get that win and hopefully celebrate. That's something we're all looking forward to."


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

Sep 18, 2019 7:29 AM

The San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox tied a Major League record on Tuesday night by combining to use 24 pitchers.

The game lasted 5 hours, 54 minutes and featured 50 players overall.

"I wanted to get my 10,000 steps, and I was a little behind," Bruce Bochy jokingly said of the pitching changes. "We had some guys that picked each other up. It was September baseball with added arms.

"You never like to use that many pitchers. Believe me."

San Francisco's pitchers threw 294 pitches to Boston's 253.


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Biggios Become Second Father-Son Duo To Hit For Cycles

Sep 18, 2019 7:26 AM

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday night, entering his family into Major League history.

Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth for the Toronto Blue Jays.

"I did know my dad had one," Cavan Biggio said. "I have a ticket to the game he got it in in my room my whole life. I didn't think I was going to get up there for the opportunity."

Craig Biggio hit for the cycle at Colorado's Coors Field on April 8, 2002.

The only other father-son duo in major league history to hit for the cycle was Gary Ward for Minnesota at Milwaukee on Sept. 19, 1980, and Daryle Ward for Pittsburgh at St. Louis on May 26, 2004.


Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Stats

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

Sep 12, 2019 8:36 AM

Jonathan Villar hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning at Camden Yards on Wednesday night, making history in the process.

The home run was the 6,106th homer of 2019, setting an Major League Baseball single-season record. The previous record was set in 2017.

There are 18 days left in the regular season.

"Somebody told me after the homer. That's unbelievable," Villar said. "That's impressive for me, not for me, it's for the team because we hit it here. That's awesome. They put the bat in the Hall of Fame. I'm excited for that."


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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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Dodgers Break NL Record For Home Runs In A Season


Michael Lorenzen Accomplishes Feat Not Seen Since Babe Ruth

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Nationals Make History With Three 200-Strikeout Starters

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Cole, Verlander First Teammates With Back-To-Back 14K Games

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Twins Break Major League Record For Road Home Runs


Aristides Aquino Sets NL Rookie Home Run Mark

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Mike Trout Passes Derek Jeter In Career WAR

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Orioles Allow 258th Home Run Of Season

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Three Players Flirting With 60 Doubles Mark

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Zack Greinke Becomes Third Active Pitcher With 200 Wins

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Pete Alonso Breaks Rookie Mark With 40th Home Run


Dodgers Hit 22 Home Runs In Five Games

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Pete Alonso Ties NL Record For Rookie Home Runs
The Mets defeated the Braves 10-8 on Thursday night and Pete Alonso made history in the process.

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Clayton Kershaw Ties Sandy Koufax On Dodgers' Win List
Clayton Kershaw had 10 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings against the Marlins on Wednesday night.

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Chris Sale Becomes Fastest Ever To 2,000 Ks
He reached the milestone in the third inning on Tuesday night when he fanned Oscar Mercado of the Indians.


Orioles Set AL Mark For Home Runs Allowed
The Orioles are on pace to allow more than 330 home runs this season.

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Reds Rookie Sets Mark With Seven HRs In 10 Games
Called up after the Yasiel Puig trade, the 25-year-old had slashed .299/.356/.636 with 28 home runs in 78 Triple-A contests.

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Bo Bichette Sets MLB Mark With Double In Ninth Straight
Bo Bichette has set a Major League record fewer than 50 at-bats into his career with the Blue Jays.


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