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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, 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

Sep 2, 2020 7:53 AM

Marcell Ozuna put on a display of power at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.

The Atlanta Braves outfielder hit three home runs in his team's 10-3 win, becoming the first National League player to club a trio of long balls at Fenway Park in Major League history.

"The second one was hit harder than the first and the third was like, 'My God,'" Brian Snitker said.

The Braves also secured their first series victory against the Red Sox since 2004.

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