|On July 15, 1963, White Sox catcher J.C. Martin guided batterymate Gary Peters to a one-hit shutout and added a decisive home run -- influence that can be appreciated by the San Francisco Giants battery of Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey.
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|If Houston's Jose Altuve and Philadelphia's Ben Revere can keep doing what they've been doing, 2014 will be one of those rare seasons in which one player -- possibly two -- could win a batting crown and also have as many as 40 stolen bases.
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|Within a five-year stretch beginning in 2010, Clayton Kershaw has produced a three-year run of consecutive Major League ERA titles, and he's in a good position to win a fourth.
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|Hisashi Iwakuma fanned 11 in eight scoreless innings and picked up his 12th win on Tuesday. He and Felix Hernandez are on pace to become the third set of teammates in the live-ball era to each finish the year with a sub-1.00 WHIP.
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|With 14 strikeouts in eight innings against the Pirates on Thursday, Max Scherzer is on pace to have the top three highest season strikeout percentages in Tigers history.
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|Over the span of three days during the dog days of the 1972 season, the two eventual pennant winners of that year -- the Cincinnati Reds and the Oakland Athletics -- got tangled up in a pair of marathon contests. No season had been able to quite match up to that '72 campaign when it came to squeezing two into such a short window, until the Angels and Blue Jays produced 19-inning victories in back-to-back days this past weekend.
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|How do you top an extra-inning home run in your big league debut? If you are Cubs rookie Javier Baez you go deep twice with four RBIs in game No. 3.
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|The Mariners' Felix Hernandez and Reds' Johnny Cueto picked up wins Tuesday to improve upon their outstanding 2014 seasons. The right-handers are continuing a historical trend of top pitchers reaching the zenith of their skills in their age-28-seasons.
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|Throughout the Majors this season, leadoff hitters have been making their presence felt, with a handful of that crop coming up big on Sunday -- most notably Minnesota's Danny Santana.
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|White Sox slugger Jose Abreu needs just four doubles and 17 RBIs to join Hal Trosky, Ted Williams and Albert Pujols as the only rookies with 30 doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBIs in their rookie year.
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|If the Dodgers are going to add to their record total of 28 ERA titles, they have some work to do, as the 2014 club's 3.35 ERA currently comes in fourth in the Senior Circuit, behind the Nationals' 3.07, the Padres' 3.21 and the Braves' 3.32.
More» Ryu fans seven en route to win over Giants|
|Right-hander Tyson Ross is following in the footsteps of former Padre Jake Peavy, who went on a similar run that earned him Pitcher of the Month honors.
More» Ross fans 11, holds Cubs to one run over six|
|All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy continued his outstanding 2014 season Tuesday, hitting two of the Brewers' four solo home runs -- including walk-off shot in ninth -- in a 4-3 Milwaukee win over the Reds.
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|Since 1914, no Athletics pitcher has managed a July that matched Chief Bender in wins (six) and winning percentage (1.000) while bettering him in ERA, but in 2014, as Oakland pursues its third consecutive American League West title, Sonny Gray has chance to do just that.
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|AL leadoff man Derek Jeter ended his All-Star Game career in style with a pair of hits, and No. 2 hitter Mike Trout earned the MVP Award with two extra-base knocks.
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|While Clayton Kershaw's scoreless-innings streak was snapped at 41 innings Thursday, the Dodgers ace continues to put up the kind of numbers reminiscent of a bygone era.
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|Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is on pace to reach the All-Star break with at least a .900 OPS and 10 steals with a perfect stolen-base percentage. Only four players have accomplished that feat since1951.
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|Among all right-handers in 2014, there are six who have compiled at least four double-digit strikeout games. Corey Kluber recorded 10 punchouts in 8 1/3 innings on Sunday to become the sixth member of the club.
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|Thus far in his career, D-backs star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has put up numbers that are on par with former AL MVP Don Mattingly's production through his age-26 season.
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|The Tigers' Rck Porcello allowed just four hits and no walks with zero strikeouts in a 3-0 win over the Athletics on Tuesday. He's tossed back-to-back shutouts and hasn't allowed a run in 25 innings.
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