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Dodgers Finish August With NL Record 57 Home Runs

Aug 31, 2020 8:13 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League record for home runs in a month with 57 in August.

Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Will Smith each hit homers as the Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

The Atlanta Braves held the previous record with 56 in June 2019.

Dave Roberts didn't seem interested in an asterisk for the record because the NL is using the designated hitter for the first time in the pandemic-shortened season.

"It's still a record," Roberts said. "It's just a byproduct of swinging at good pitches. I don't know how well the ball is carrying compared to the last couple of years, but it's amazing to see the talent that we have in our lineup."


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Lucas Giolito Tosses Season's First Ho-Hitter

Aug 26, 2020 8:52 AM

Lucas Giolito threw the first no-hitter of the 2020 season on Tuesday, shutting out the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on 101 pitches.

"I knew it was working after the first inning," Giolito said. "It just kept building and building. After the sixth inning was when I really started to notice what was going on. After the seventh, I was like, 'I got six outs. We're going to make this happen.'"

The final out came on a line drive from Erik Gonzalez -- it had an 85% chance of being a hit -- that right-fielder Adam Engel snagged before the celebration began.

"He made history in a very old game," Engel said. "I still can't get over how excited I am for Lucas. I'm still on cloud nine from the game."

Giolito, 26, walked one and struck out 13 using a combination of his fastball and his changeup. He produced 30 swing-and-misses, second most in a no-hitter since 1988.

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Albert Pujols Now Alone In Second On Career RBI List

Aug 25, 2020 8:28 AM

Albert Pujols had an RBI single in the fifth inning on Monday night, breaking a tie with Alex Rodriguez for second place on Major League Baseball's all-time RBI list.

Pujols now has 2,087 RBIs. Hank Aaron is the record holder at 2,297.


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

Aug 21, 2020 9:18 AM

Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 batters on Thursday night against the Seattle Mariners.

With the strikeout total, Kershaw moved into second place on the Los Angeles Dodgers' all-time strikeout list.

Kershaw, in his 13th season, has recorded 2,487 strikeouts. He trails only Don Sutton (2,696) on the club's all-time list.

Katherine Acquavella/CBS Sports

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Padres Make MLB History With Grand Slam In Fourth Straight Game

Aug 21, 2020 9:14 AM

The San Diego Padres have become the first team in Major League history to hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.

Eric Hosmer hit a grand slam against Texas Rangers right-hander Kyle Gibson in the fifth inning on Thursday.

The streak started with Fernando Tatis, Jr.'s controversial grand slam against the Rangers on Monday.

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

Aug 20, 2020 8:54 AM

With an RBI single in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, Albert Pujols tied Alex Rodriguez for second place on Major League Baseball's all-time RBI list.

Pujols and Rodriguez have 2,086 RBI. Hank Aaron holds the record with 2,297.

Pujols remains one home run shy of 660 for his career, which would tie him with Willie Mays for fifth.


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Mookie Betts Ties MLB Record For Three-Home Run Games

Aug 14, 2020 8:55 AM

Mookie Betts clubbed three home runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, putting himself in the history books.

It marked the sixth time Betts has had a three-homer game. That's tied for the most in Major League history with Sammy Sosa and Johnny Mize.

Betts is just 27 years old.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

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