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Bartolo Colon Becomes Third Active Pitcher To Beat All 30 Teams

Aug 21, 2017 7:57 AM

Bartolo Colon became the third active pitcher to beat all 30 teams on Sunday as he guided the Minnesota Twins to a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"It means a lot to my career," Colon said. "Now, I haven't won in two stadiums, so that's the next goal."

Max Scherzer and John Lackey accomplished the feat last season.

Colon, 44, has yet to win at Wrigley Field or Chase Field.

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Giancarlo Stanton Has Goal Of 61 Home Runs

Aug 17, 2017 9:06 AM

Giancarlo Stanton says he's aiming for 61 home runs and that he finds baseball's statistical history both alluring and tainted.

Stanton had a six-game home run streak end on Wednesday. He has 44 home runs on the season and remains on pace for 61.

"When you grow up watching all the old films of Babe Ruth and [Mickey] Mantle and those guys, 61 has always been that printed number," he said.

Ruth hit a record 60 homers in 1927, and Stanton said he gives that achievement an asterisk because the sport wasn't integrated then. Mantle's teammate Roger Maris broke the record with 61 in 1961.

Barry Bonds set the current record of 73 in 2001 during the steroids era, and Stanton said he also considers that total tainted.

"I do, but at the same time. it doesn't matter," he said. "The record is the record."

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Aaron Judge Sets Consecutive Strikeout Mark

Aug 17, 2017 9:02 AM

Aaron Judge hit a massive home run against the New York Mets on Wednesday night, but it was another one of his at-bats that set a Major League record.

Judge struck out in the ninth inning, giving him a strikeout in 33 straight games, breaking the single-season mark set by Adam Dunn in 2012.

"Was I aware [of the record]?" the New York Yankees slugger said afterward. "I was told before the game that I tied the record. I think you just informed me that I broke the record, so thank you. There's nothing I can really say."

Judge is two games shy of the single-season record for consecutive games with a strikeout for any player -- 35, set by Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman in 1971.

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Dodgers First Team Since 2004 To Be 50 Games Over .500

Aug 16, 2017 7:51 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Tuesday night, moving them 50 games over .500 on the season.

They are the first club since the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals to achieve the feat.

Los Angeles is on pace to win 117 games, one more than the Major League record set by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs.

"It's a credit to the guys in the clubhouse," Dave Roberts said. "It's really special. I know personally, having worn this uniform as a player and knowing a lot of guys that played before, it's pretty special."

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Giancarlo Stanton Sets Marlins Record With 43rd Home Run

Aug 15, 2017 9:12 AM

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 43rd home run of the season on Monday night as the Miami Marlins took on the San Francisco Giants.

Stanton set a new club record, breaking Gary Sheffield's mark of 42 reached in 1996. He accomplished the feat in Miami's 117th game of the season.

"When you're one homer or one hit away from a record, you don't want to let it linger because then every at-bat is, 'Is he going to do it? Is he going to do it?'" the slugger said. "So luckily I got it out of the way right away, put us on top, and able to finish."

Stanton has homered 22 times in his past 34 games.

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Joey Votto Becomes All-Time HR Leader At GABP

Aug 8, 2017 9:11 AM

Joey Votto slugged a two-run home run in the third inning against the San Diego Padres on Monday night to become the all-time home run leader at Great American Ball Park.

It was Votto's 30th home run of the season and his 136th at the Cincinnati Reds' home park.

Votto broke a tie with former teammate Jay Bruce for the most home runs at the stadium, which opened in 2003.

"Bye bye, Jay. He's a Met, who cares?" Votto joked.

It was also career home run No. 251 for Votto, tying him with Ted Kluszewski for fifth on the club's all-time list.

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Mike Trout Collects 1,000th Hit On 26th Birthday

Aug 8, 2017 9:04 AM

Mike Trout celebrated his 26th birthday by recording the 1,000th hit of his Major League career on Monday night.

Trout hit a double in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles.

"It means a lot," Trout said. "A lot of milestones with hits. You see [Adrian] Beltre, he just hit his 3,000th. Pretty incredible. I felt pretty good. I just wanted to get it over with. A lot of people talking about it."

Trout is the 11th player to reach the milestone while playing for the Los Angeles Angels.

He is the fourth player to reach the 1,000-hit, 500-run and 500-walk milestones by his age-25 season, joining Hall of Famers Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle.

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

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Tim Tebow Hits Third Minor League Home Run
Tim Tebow entered the game hitting .220 in 34 games for the Mets affiliate with 26 hits, five doubles, 12 RBIs, 13 walks and 35 strikeouts.

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

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Bryce Harper Has Now Homered At Every NL Ballpark
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.

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Billy Hamilton Becomes Fourth-Fastest To Steal 200 Bases
Billy Hamilton reached 200 stolen bases in 424 games -- the fourth fewest since at least 1900.

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Trea Turner Falls Triple Shy Of Second Consecutive Cycle
Trea Turner finished a triple shy of the cycle on Wednesday, a day after he reached the accomplishment for the Nationals.

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Noah Syndergaard Has Yet To Walk A Batter This Season
Noah Syndergaard has been terrific through his first four starts this season, pitching to a 1.73 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 26 innings.

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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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