Record setting events

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch takes part in a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Houston. The Astros will host the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of an American League Division Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 03, 2019 - 11:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros share a division with the American League's most intentionally walked player in Angels star Mike Trout. But despite Trout facing the Astros as much as any team in the league, none of his 14 intentional walks this season came against Houston. That's because manager...
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Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson (7) comes out of the dugout and waves to fans after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. Anderson, who is attempting to become the third White Sox player to win a batting title, went 0 for 2 with two walks in the second game after sitting out the opener. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
September 29, 2019 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago. Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlanta's Grant Dayton that lifted the New York Mets over the NL East...
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Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer strikes out to Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader, ending a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 7:51 am
Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season. Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the 41,207 of last season with five days to spare. After topping hits for the first time in 2018, strikeouts are ahead again...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar celebrates his three-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Baltimore. Villar connected for the 6,106th homer in the majors this season. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. The Orioles won 7-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 11, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too — 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 - 5:59 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 - 9:58 am
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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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 30, 2019 - 10:42 pm
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 - 3:01 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 - 10:20 am
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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Chicago White Sox first baseman Matt Skole (32) makes the catch to finish a double play on Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
August 29, 2019 - 12:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins broke a major league record for most home runs on the road, getting back-to-back homers in the third inning for 140. Jake Cave led off the third with a solo shot off Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease to give AL Central leaders the record. That surpassed...
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