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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 25th home run of the season during Sunday's 12-6 win over the Texas Rangers, becoming the 10th player in MLB history to record 25 or more home runs in 14 seasons, according to Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com). Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia notes that Pujols' 14 seasons with at least 25 homers is tied for the sixth-most ever.

Enjoying a surprising resurgence over the past couple months, the 35-year-old Pujols has hit 22 of his American League-leading 25 homers since the beginning of May, with 20 of them coming since May 15.

He needs just three more long balls to match last season's total of 28, which he accumulated across 159 games and 633 at-bats.

Although mostly productive, Pujols didn't quite live up to expectations in his first three seasons with the Angels, putting up 30 (2012), 17 (2013) and 28 home runs (2014). He's on pace to hit 49 this season, which would tie his previous career-best mark set in 2006.

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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Adam Lind tied a franchise record with his RBI single in the fifth inning of Sunday's 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds, his ninth consecutive game with an RBI, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Lind later added a two-run home run in the seventh inning, bringing his nine-game totals to four homers, 15 RBI, eight runs and six walks. He has a .364 batting average, .450 on-base percentage and .758 slugging percentage during the streak, bringing his batting line to .298/.373/.518 for the season.

His nine-game streak notably includes an appearance off the bench, with the 31-year-old first baseman having drawn a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI walk in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on June 30.

Despite often sitting out of the lineup against left-handed pitchers, Lind is now on pace to finish the season with 27 homers, 98 RBI and 68 runs. Each of those marks would represent his highest total since his career year of 2009, when he had 35 homers, 114 RBI and 94 runs for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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After throwing just one complete game in the first 210 starts of his career, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer went the distance for a third time in his last four outings in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Having previously tossed complete-game shutouts against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 14 and Pittsburgh Pirates on June 20, Scherzer allowed two runs over 8.1 innings Tuesday night against the Braves.

He was a tough-luck loser in the game, giving up a walk-off RBI single to Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin in the bottom of the ninth inning.

A dominant starter since the beginning of 2013, Scherzer could typically be counted on for six or seven excellent innings during his time with the Detroit Tigers, but his strikeout-heavy profile made it hard to keep his pitch count low enough to finish off games.

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Texas Rangers pitcher Yovani Gallardo extended his scoreless run to 29.1 innings during Thursday's 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles, giving him the Rangers' longest such streak since Kenny Rogers tossed 31 consecutive scoreless innings in 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Gallardo only struck out two batters during Thursday's game yet still held the Orioles to no runs on just two hits and three walks over six innings. He didn't pick up a decision, but the Rangers eventually scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to walk away with a 2-0 victory.

Gallardo has now held his opponents scoreless in four consecutive starts, allowing just 14 hits over 26.1 innings during that stretch despite posting an ugly 13-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The surprising streak has sunk his ERA from 3.45 to 2.56 for the season, putting him fourth among all qualified starters in the American League.

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The Cleveland Indians accomplished an impressive feat against the Tampa Bay Rays this week, becoming the first team in the expansion era (since 1961) to have a pitcher throw five perfect innings in three consecutive starts, per Elias Sports Bureau via MLB Stat of the Day.

Rookie pitcher Cody Anderson started the run with 6.1 perfect innings Monday night in Tampa Bay, eventually losing both his no-hitter and perfect game on a seventh-inning solo home run by Rays outfielder Steven Souza. The Indians won 7-1, with Anderson giving up just two hits over eight innings despite striking out only two batters.

Indians pitcher Danny Salazar was similarly effective Tuesday night, losing his perfect game with no outs in the sixth inning and then losing the no-hit bid just two batters later. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over 7.2 innings in a 6-2 win, albeit with just two strikeouts.

Although the first two outings were impressive, Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco easily outdid his teammates Wednesday night, carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning and a no-hitter into the ninth. He lost the no-hit bid with just one out remaining, when designated hitter Joey Butler smacked an RBI single to make it an 8-1 game.

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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols looked like the best version of himself during the season's third month, tying a franchise single-month record with his 13 home runs in June, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The last of those 13 homers was a game-tying solo blast off Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game, helping the Angels pick up a fourth consecutive victory.

Pujols hasn't lived up to his peak-year production since joining the Angels before the 2012 campaign, but over the last month-and-a-half, he's looked the part of a three-time MVP.

He has 19 homers since May 15 after hitting just five over the first six weeks of the season.

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale fanned 12 batters during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, joining Pedro Martinez (1999) as the only players since 1900 to record 10 or more strikeouts in eight consecutive starts, per Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN Stats & Info).

Sale gave up just one run on six hits and a walk over eight innings on Tuesday night, allowing the White Sox to eventually win in the 11th inning on a solo home run from catcher Tyler Flowers.

The lefty owns a modest 3-3 record during his eight-game streak, but his ERA (1.80), WHIP (0.77) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (97-9) have all been Cy Young-caliber.

Sale's 75 strikeouts in June (six starts) were the second-most any pitcher has ever recorded during the month, trailing only Nolan Ryan's 87 (seven starts) from 1977, per MLB Stat of the Day.

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After tossing a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates last weekend, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning in Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, making him the first pitcher since Dwight Gooden in May 1996 to throw 16 consecutive no-hit innings, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

The streak started against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 14, with Scherzer holding the Brew Crew hitless over the final two innings to finish off a one-hit, one-walk complete-game shutout that included a season-high 16 strikeouts. He took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but lost it on a single by Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.

Scherzer then carried a perfect game into the ninth inning of last Saturday's start against Pittsburgh, but he lost it with two outs in the final frame when he hit Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata with a pitch. The right-hander still hung on for a no-hitter, giving him 11 consecutive innings without allowing a hit, in addition to back-to-back complete-game shutouts.

Although he didn't allow a hit through the first five innings, Scherzer wasn't quite as dominant in Friday's start, as the Phillies eventually got him for two runs on five hits and a walk over eight innings. The Nationals still managed to come away with a 5-2 victory, improving Scherzer's record to 9-5 on the season and giving him exactly 100 wins for his career, per MLB Milestones.

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis made an error during the first inning of Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals, ending his record-setting streak of 398 consecutive games in the outfield without making an error, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The miscue allowed Nationals outfielder Denard Span to advance to second base on a leadoff single and later led to an unearned run on a groundout by Nationals infielder Yunel Escobar.

Markakis' previous error came back on Aug. 10, 2012, while he was playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He recently set an MLB record for an outfielder when he made it to 393 straight games without an error, breaking the old mark of 392 set by Darren Lewis to start his career between 1990 and 1994, per Ian Denomme of Yahoo! Sports.

Despite the record and his two Gold Gloves (2011 and 2014), Markakis isn't universally recognized as one of the game's top defensive right fielders—largely because his performance in advanced metrics has been inconsistent.

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron received his third Selke Trophy on Wednesday, joining Pavel Datsyuk, Guy Carbonneau, Jere Lehtinen and Bob Gainey (four times) as the only three-time winners of the award for the forward who best excels in defensive aspects of the game, per Sportsnet Stats.

The other finalists were Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, who got his own Selke Trophy after the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.

Bergeron has now received the honor in three of the past four seasons thanks to a mixture of durability, excellent play, reputation, statistical success and team success.

Although his 2014-15 campaign was impressive in terms of durability (81 games), Bergeron finished the season with his worst plus-minus (plus-two) since 2008-09, and the Bruins missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07.