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According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Atlanta Falcons return specialist Devin Hester heads into the 2014 season just one score away from taking sole possession of the all-time record for non-offensive touchdowns.

Hester and retired cornerback Deion Sanders have scored 19 apiece, with 13 of Hester's coming from punts, five from kickoffs and one from a missed field goal. Sanders had six from kickoffs, three from punts, nine from interceptions and one from a recovered fumble.

While Sanders played for five teams and scored touchdowns for four, Hester had spent his entire eight-year career with the Chicago Bears before signing a three-year deal to join the Falcons in March.

Already the NFL's all-time leader with 13 career punt return touchdowns, Hester is one of nine players tied for eighth place with five career kickoff return touchdowns.

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber became the third major league hurler to reach 200 strikeouts this season, hitting the milestone in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

In the midst of a tremendous breakout season, the 28-year-old right-hander now has 205 strikeouts through 27 outings, easily topping his previous career-high mark of 136 punchouts, which he set last season.

Though he reached a milestone and held the Twins to three runs over seven innings, Kluber took his first loss since June 30 on Thursday, as he was outdueled by Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes, who is having a breakout season of his own.

Kluber's outing, while a strong one for most pitchers, was disappointing by the standards that he has created. He gave up just four earned runs over his previous six starts, compiling a 55-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 47.2 innings during that stretch.

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The Washington Nationals won a 10th consecutive game Thursday, matching the franchise record for longest winning streak, per ESPN Stats & Info.

As has become the custom during their recent run, the Nationals won Thursday's game in dramatic fashion, downing the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on a walk-off error by Arizona third baseman Jordan Pacheco in the ninth inning. The walk-off victory was Washington's fifth in a span of six games, something no team has done since the Houston Astros in 1986, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Dating back to their time in Montreal, the Nationals/Expos have compiled five winning streaks of exactly 10 games, most recently—besides the current one—from June 2-12, 2005, per MLB.com. Each of the preceding four streaks ended at exactly 10 games, as the franchise has never put together an 11-game run in its 46-year history.

Among active major league franchises, only the Nationals/Expos and Miami Marlins have failed to compile a winning streak longer than 10 games. The Marlins have won nine in a row on four separate occasions but have yet to hit the 10-game mark in their 22-year history.

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After swiping second base in the first inning of Wednesday's loss to the Cleveland Indians, Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins became the first second baseman in franchise history to reach 20 home runs and 20 steals in a season, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Prior to the 2014 campaign, Dozier had not eclipsed 20 in either category in a single year but came relatively close in 2013, when he recorded 18 four-baggers and 14 stolen bases over 147 games. Wednesday's swipe marked the 43rd of his career, while the 27-year-old also owns 44 long balls spread across two-plus seasons.

Per Complete Baseball Encyclopedia (via GammonsDaily.com), Dozier is just the sixth player in Senators/Twins history to have logged a 20-20 season. The most recent player to accomplish the feat was outfielder Torii Hunter, who did so in both the 2002 and 2004 seasons.

Dozier is also the seventh different second baseman in American League history with a 20-20 year, recording the 12th such season since 1997. Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox most recently met the criteria in 2011, while Ian Kinsler (2007, 2009 and 2011) and Alfonso Soriano (2002, 2003 and 2005) have each accomplished it on three occasions.

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Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson needs just one more interception return for a touchdown to match Rod Woodson's all-time record of 12, per The Washington Post.

Set to turn 38 in October, Woodson hasn't recorded a pick-six since the 2011 season with the Green Bay Packers.

However, the former Heisman Trophy winner did record a defensive touchdown in 2013, taking a fumble recovery to the house in Week 5's 27-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Woodson played all 16 games of the previous campaign, recording a career-best 97 combined tackles to go along with two sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

Woodson's most prolific season with regard to interception returns occurred in 2009 with the Packers, when he ran back three of his career-high nine picks for scores. He also logged four forced fumbles, recovering one, and recorded two quarterback sacks.

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello earned his 75th career victory with Wednesday's complete-game shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming just the fourth active pitcher to reach the 75-win plateau before turning 26 years old, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Porcello, who won't turn 26 until Dec. 27, joins aces Felix Hernandez, Clayton Kershaw and CC Sabathia on the exclusive list. While he's a solid pitcher in the midst of a career-best season, Porcello doesn't stack up to any of those three, each of whom has won at least one Cy Young Award.

The 25-year-old righty became a full-time member of the Detroit rotation at the beginning of the 2009 season when he was only 20 years old. He has since started at least 27 games in each campaign, assuming he makes three more starts this year.

While most phenoms either flame out or turn into stars, Porcello has settled somewhere in between. He owns a career 4.28 ERA and 4.02 FIP, with a 5.45 K/9 and 2.21 BB/9. He pitches to contact and benefits in the wins column from a strong offensive supporting cast, but he's also shown signs of improvement.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 30th home run of the year in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, matching Ted Williams' franchise record of eight seasons with 30 or more homers, per Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia.

Ortiz, whose 403 home runs for the Red Sox rank third on the franchise list to Williams' 521 and Carl Yastrzemski's 452, went deep off Angels relief pitcher Cory Rasmus in the third inning of Wednesday's eventual 7-3 loss.

The long ball was Ortiz's fourth in his last five games, as he's been unstoppable over the last week. After registering a hit in each of his four at-bats Wednesday, the veteran DH has 14 hits—including six for extra bases—in his last 26 at-bats. Having also drawn six walks over that period, Ortiz owns a .625 on-base percentage in his last seven games.

With Wednesday's homer, the 38-year-old Ortiz became the oldest player to hit 30 in a season since 2004, when both Steve Finley (39) and Barry Bonds (40) accomplished the feat, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez found the back of the net in Tuesday's Spanish Super Cup match versus crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid, thus becoming the first Colombian player to score a goal for Real, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Acquired from AS Monaco for 80 million (about $106 million) this summer, Rodriguez—the fourth-most expensive player in the sport's history—scored his first goal for Los Blancos in the 81st minute of Tuesday's first leg.

The mark gave Real a 1-0 lead, which would be relinquished shortly thereafter thanks to an 88th-minute away goal from Atletico forward Raul Garcia. Before Garcia found twine, Atletico were facing the prospect of carrying a 1-0 deficit and no away goals into Friday's second leg at the Vicente Calderon.

Though his goal wasn't pretty and didn't lead to Real's desired result, Rodriguez can always lay claim to the honor of being his nation's first goalscorer for perhaps the most accomplished club in the world.

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In Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox, Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles tossed eight innings of one-run ball, becoming the first Orioles pitcher since 1993 to allow three earned runs or fewer in 14 straight starts, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The right-hander struck out a season-high nine batters in Tuesday's outing, allowing just three hits and a walk. The only run he surrendered came on a solo shot off the bat of rookie first baseman Jose Abreu, who is tied at 32 home runs with Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz for the American League lead.

Tillman hasn't given up more than three earned runs since June 5, when he gave up five in just one inning against the Texas Rangers. He went through a tough stretch in late May/early June, allowing a total of 20 earned runs over 14.1 innings (four starts).

Since that June 5 start, Tillman has been a steady rotation anchor for the first-place Orioles. Over 14 outings, the 26-year-old has posted a 5-3 record, 2.31 ERA and .210 opponent batting average. He's fanned 59 batters compared to 22 walks, and recorded quality starts in all but two of those outings.

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer has reached the 200-strikeout plateau for a third consecutive season following Tuesday's nine-strikeout performance against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Despite striking out nine of the 29 batters he faced in Tuesday's game, Scherzer allowed four runs over seven innings and failed to factor into the decision. The Tigers ultimately won by a score of 8-6 in 11 innings, scoring three runs in the top of the 11th with just one hit, thanks to four walks and a wild pitch from Rays relievers Grant Balfour and Jeff Beliveau.

Per the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia (via GammonsDaily.com), Scherzer is just the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record 200 or more strikeouts in three or more consecutive seasons, joining Mickey Lolich (six, 1969-74), Justin Verlander (five, 2009-13) and Joe Coleman (three, 1971-73).

In light of his pending free agency, Scherzer may not get the chance to extend his streak of 200-strikeout seasons. However, he's already made a mark in the Tigers' single-season record books, as he's on track to have three of the top four K/9IP marks by a qualified starter in the team's history.