Record setting events

New York Mets' Pete Alonso watches his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 09, 2019 - 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso sent a couple more pitches flying into the seats while Jacob deGrom's tosses kept darting in and out of the strike zone. It all added up to a crucial win for the Mets. Alonso hit two homers to take sole possession of the major league lead, deGrom struck out 11 and New...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates his two-run home with Luke Voit, center, that also drove in Edwin Encarnacion during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 09, 2019 - 1:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go. Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red Sox. "Today was really good to see...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 05, 2019 - 2:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Give credit to Andre Ethier for an assist on Joc Pederson's recent home run tear. Pederson hit a leadoff drive and a two-run shot as the Los Angeles Dodgers set a National League record with their 250th long ball this season in beating the Colorado Rockies 7-3 Wednesday night to...
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Kansas City Royals designated hitter Jorge Soler hits a three-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. It was the 39th home run of the season for Soler, a new club record. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
September 04, 2019 - 12:49 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler got Kansas City going with a record-breaking home run before Ryan O'Hearn ended the game with one swing of his bat. Soler eclipsed the franchise home run mark with his 39th homer of the season and O'Hearn hit a pinch-hit, game-ending home run in the bottom of the...
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Minnesota Twins' Mitch Garver is greeted by first base coach Tommy Watkins after a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Detroit. Garver's home run was the Twins 268th home run of this season, a MLB record for most home runs by a team in a single season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 02, 2019 - 8:59 pm
It's no surprise that someone set a home run record this year. What's remarkable is who did it. The Minnesota Twins — who haven't led the majors in homers since the days of Harmon Killebrew — are now at 269 and counting. They surpassed the record set by last year's New York Yankees on Saturday...
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Minnesota Twins' Mitch Garver is greeted by first base coach Tommy Watkins after a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Detroit. Garver's home run was the Twins 268th home run of this season, a MLB record for most home runs by a team in a single season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 01, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters broke the monthly home run record for the third time this year and are on pace to shatter the season mark with weeks to spare, part of a season in which strikeouts also are occurring at an unprecedented rate. Batters hit 1,228 home runs hit in the majors in...
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Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar, right, runs past New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine to score on a home run during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 31, 2019 - 3:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurickson Profar delivered two tiebreaking hits to atone for his role in the double-reversal of a double play, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 8-2 Friday night. Profar connected in the second for a 1-0 lead and added a two-run double in the sixth for a 4-2 edge...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Rojas (9) celebrates his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers with Jarrod Dyson during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 31, 2019 - 1:42 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks had an absolutely amazing run of being average. In a strange Major League Baseball record that's the epitome of OK, the Diamondbacks were within two games of .500 — plus or minus — for more than two months. They lost to the Colorado Rockies on June 18 to fall...
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New York Yankees' Gio Urshela follows through on a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 30, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They love their records in the Bronx. This is one the Bombers could do without. The Yankees placed third baseman Gio Urshela on the 10-day injured list Friday, making him the record 29th New York player to land on the IL this season. First baseman Luke Voit was activated off the IL...
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Chinese team member and former NBA player Yi Jianlian, right, speaks as coach Li Nan listens at a press conference at the Cadillac Arena ahead of the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The competition, which features 32 teams from around the globe, will be held in 8 cities across China starting on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 1:20 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — The biggest basketball World Cup is about to begin. Many of the world's top players — and a couple of the world's top national teams — are not in China for the FIBA World Cup, a 32-team extravaganza that begins Saturday. At stake over the next 16 days: The world championship, along...
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