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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hit his 216th career double in Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins. According to Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune, that allowed him to pass current Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford for the most two-baggers in franchise history.

Already the Rays' all-time leader in home runs (173), Longoria also matched Crawford atop the franchise RBI leaderboard, knocking in the 592nd run of his career.

Having spent all seven of his MLB seasons in Tampa Bay, Longoria has a strong case for the title of greatest player in franchise history.

Crawford's prime largely coincided with the miserable early years of the Rays' existence, whereas Longoria's rookie season in 2008 marked the beginning of a new era.

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Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton is poised to reach 500 career RBI shortly after the All-Star break. Sitting at 499 heading into Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Upton needs to knock in just one more run to become the 90th active player with 500 RBI.

Still only 29 years old, Upton has largely been a disaster since inking a five-year, $75.25 million contract with the Braves in November of 2012. He was expected to team up with his brother (Justin Upton) and Jason Heyward to form one of the most formidable outfields in the majors, but the elder Upton has instead flailed through his first two seasons in Atlanta.

After posting a dismal .186/.268/.289 slash line last year, Upton has been a bit better in 2014 but is still falling far short of expectations. His .215/.277/.341 slash line is terrible for an everyday player, and he's on pace for just 12 home runs and 44 RBI, despite playing in 89 of the Braves' first 95 games.

Recently, the Braves have been using Upton in the leadoff spot, where he has at least had a bit more success, slashing .260/.296/.390, albeit with a 24-to-4 K/BB ratio in just 77 at-bats.

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As the St. Louis Cardinals come out of the All-Star break looking to take over the NL Central, outfielder Matt Holliday needs just one more run to reach 1,000 for his career.

Having already joined the 1,000 RBI club earlier this season, Holliday will soon become the 324th player in MLB history with 1,000 career runs.

His 999 runs rank 21st among active players, and his 11 seasons played are the least of any batter in the top 25.

Though he's been consistently productive for most of his career, the 34-year-old Holliday has shown signs of aging this season, as he comes out of the All-Star break with a .265/.373/.389 slash line.

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After racking up five total bases, two RBI and a run scored on Tuesday, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim became the second-youngest player to be awarded All-Star Game MVP honors, per MLB.com.

Only Ken Griffey Jr. won the award at an earlier age, as he was 106 days younger than Trout when he took home the MVP trophy in 1992.

The Angels' center fielder posted a rare stat line on his way to earning the Ted Williams MVP award, becoming the second player ever to collect a triple, double and two or more RBI in an All-Star Game, per ESPN Stats and InfoEarl Averill of the Cleveland Indians was the first, but he recorded one more RBI than Trout in the 1934 edition of the Midsummer Classic.

Trout, along with Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, joined the brief list of players with two extra-base hits and two or more RBI on Tuesday. Out of the 20 players who have accomplished the feat in an All-Star Game, Trout is the third youngest on the list, behind only Griffey and Williams.

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After going 2-for-2 at the plate in his 14th and final All-Star Game appearance, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees became the oldest player ever to record multiple hits in the Midsummer Classic, per MLB Stat of the Day.

At 40 years old, Jeter surpassed the mark set by the Boston Red Sox's Carl Yastrzemski, who collected two singles in the 1979 contest at the age of 39.

The Yankee captain led off the bottom of the first inning with a line-drive double off Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, which represented Jeter's first extra-base hit in the All-Star Game since he homered during the 2001 contest. Jeter then proceeded to set the milestone in the third frame with a single to right field off the Cincinnati Reds' Alfredo Simon.

In addition to being the oldest player to log multiple hits, Jeter became just the third player 40 or older to lead off the game for their squad, joining the company of Willie Mays (1971) and Pete Rose (1981), according to MLB.com.

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The second half of the MLB season is typically all about division and pennant races, but in 2014, there are a handful of interesting records and milestones that could fall.

The biggest record surrounds Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. The man from Cienfuegos, Cuba, sits on 29 home runs at the break and will look to overtake Mark McGwire's rookie record of 49 set in 1987.

Find out if Abreu will overtake McGwire, and discover the other records and milestones hanging in the balance in this video featuring Bleacher Report MLB writer Scott Miller.

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It's no secret that Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has burst onto the scene, but the rate at which he's threatening first-year player records still comes as a bit of a surprise.

The Cuban rookie has already set a pair of records among first-year players in the All-Star Game era, with 29 home runs, 50 extra-base hits and 203 total bases before the break, per MLB Stat of the Day. The Midsummer Classic, of course, goes back to 1933, covering all but 13 years of the live-ball era.

Going back to 1933, Abreu's 29 home runs before the All-Star break rank second-best among all rookies, trailing only the 33 that Mark McGwire hit for the Oakland Athletics in 1987, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

McGwire finished that season with 49 home runs, setting a rookie record that stands to this day. With 29 home runs through his team's first 96 games, Abreu is on pace to match McGwire, despite spending time on the disabled list in late May and early June.

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner earned a piece of history Sunday, becoming just the second pitcher in MLB history to hit two grand slams in a season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Long known as one of the more respectable batters among major league hurlers, the 24-year-old Bumgarner went deep off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Matt Stites in the sixth inning of Sunday's eventual 8-4 Giants win.

The home run, which was Bumgarner's third of the season and fifth of his career, pushed his season-long slash line to an impressive .275/.302/.550. He previously hit a grand slam on April 11 against the Colorado Rockies and now has 12 RBI through just 40 at-bats this season.

Previously, the only pitcher to hit multiple grand slams in a season was Tony Cloninger, who smacked two for the Braves in their first season in Atlanta, back in 1966. Though his career wasn't remarkable from either a pitching or hitting perspective, Cloninger walloped five of his 11 career home runs during that 1966 campaign, one year after posting a 24-win season.

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With 31 goals by substitutes, the 2014 World Cup smashed the previous record of 24 set at the 2006 tournament in Germany, per ESPN Stats & Info.

That such a mark fell should come as no surprise, given that the 2014 tournament featured a record-tying 171 goals, matched only by the 1998 edition in France.

What's more, the 2014 World Cup set another record with 22 goals scored in the 90th minute or later, breaking the mark of 13 from back in 2006, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Fittingly enough, the tournament's final goal—which matched the record of 171 from 1998—came courtesy of a substitute after the 90th minute.

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Noted for a number of high-scoring affairs in the group stage, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ultimately matched the all-time record of 171 goals scored in a tournament, equaling the total from the 1998 Cup in France, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Since the 32-team format was introduced in 1998, no World Cup has produced more group-stage goals than the 136 we saw this year, according to BBC Sport. The previous mark was set in 2002, when the tournament co-hosted by South Korea and Japan featured an impressive 130 goals before the knockout rounds.

The 1998 Cup wasn't all that high-scoring until the knockout rounds, with a modest 126 goals from the group stage.

Following the thrilling group stage, this year's Cup was marked by close games, with the need for extra time contributing to added goals.