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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit the 476th home run of his career during Sunday's 13-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals, moving past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell (475) into sole possession of 29th place on the all-time home runs list, per MLB Milestones.

The milestone homer was a no-doubt solo shot to right field off of Royals pitcher Chris Young to lead off the top of the fourth inning, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.

Officials measured the blast at 456 feet, and Ortiz later added an RBI single in the sixth inning, extending Boston's lead to 10-0.

He finished the day with two hits, two runs and two RBI in four at-bats, also drawing a walk along the way.

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Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit three home runs in Sunday's 12-4 win over the New York Yankees, joining current New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson (2012) as the only players to record a three-homer game at the new Yankee Stadium, per MLB Stat of the Day.

While Granderson had his big day as a member of the Bronx Bombers, Martinez became the first player since Bo Jackson in 1990 to record three homers and six RBI on the road against the Yankees, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Martinez didn't waste any time getting started Sunday afternoon, launching a two-run blast to left-center field off of Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka in the top of the first inning.

The 27-year-old outfielder struck out leading off the third inning, then hit a solo shot off of Tanaka to start the top of the fifth.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez recorded the 3,000th hit of his career on a solo home run off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in the first inning of Friday's 7-2 win, joining Derek Jeter as the only players to reach the 3,000-hit mark in a Yankees uniform, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Surprisingly enough, Jeter's milestone hit was a blast to deep left field, while Rodriguez reached 3,000 on an opposite-field homer over the short right field porch that Jeter so often took advantage of. It wasn't a cheap home run by any means, but it also wasn't an especially impressive one by Rodriguez's lofty standards.

In addition to Jeter and Rodriguez, former Yankee Wade Boggs is the only other player to swat a home run for hit No. 3,000, although he did it in a Tampa Bay Devil Rays uniform, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Rodriguez is also just the second player to record his 3,000th hit off of a former Cy Young Award winner, joining another former Yankee, Dave Winfield, who accomplished the feat against Dennis Eckersley while playing for the Minnesota Twins in 1993, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

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Despite having a quiet series in the 2015 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson tied Ray Allen for the third-most three-pointers made (57) in a single postseason, per NBA.com/Stats' Twitter account.

Thompson fell just one shy of second-place Reggie Miller (58), who saw his own record broken by Thompson's teammate, superstar guard Stephen Curry (98).

Thompson made just one three-pointer in each of the last three games of the Finals, but only after sinking three or more treys in 12 of Golden State's first 18 playoff games.

That includes two games in which he made six three-pointers, with one coming in Game 3 of the opening round against the New Orleans Pelicans and the other coming in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored his 5,000th career playoff point during Tuesday's series-ending Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors, joining Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan as the only players to reach that milestone, per NBA.com/stats.

James entered the game with 4,988 career playoff points, leaving him 12 shy of the milestone and making him a lock to reach it during Tuesday's game.

He hit and passed the mark on a three-point shot with two minutes, three seconds remaining in the second quarter, with guard Matthew Dellavedova getting an assist on the play.

James would eventually finish with 32 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists and two steals, but he also turned the ball over six times as the Cavaliers lost 105-97 on their home court.

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Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt had a memorable outing in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, becoming the first Red Sox player since John Valentine in June 1996 to hit for the cycle, per Sean McAdam of CSN New England.

Batting leadoff and starting at second base while regular second baseman Dustin Pedroia got a rare day off, Holt started his historic afternoon with a double, then came around to score when Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts immediately hit another two-bagger.

Holt's second at-bat, leading off the third inning, resulted in his only out of the afternoon, a groundout to first base.

He then bounced back with a bases-empty, two-out single in the fifth inning, although he was thrown out stealing to end the frame, at which point the game was still tied 2-2.

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The Baltimore Orioles set a single-game franchise record by hitting eight home runs in Tuesday's 19-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, per Sportsnet Stats.

It didn't take long for the onslaught to start, with Orioles third baseman Manny Machado leading off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot to deep left field.

Although the Orioles didn't hit any more homers in the frame, they still managed to plate six runs, knocking out Phillies starter Jerome Williams after just two-thirds of an inning.

Williams was replaced by relief pitcher Dustin McGowan, who served up another solo homer to Machado to lead off the bottom of the second inning.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James recorded a historic stat line in Sunday's 104-91 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, joining Jerry West (1969) as the only players in Finals history to record a triple-double with 40 or more points, per NBA.com/Stats.

James made 15 of his 34 field-goal attempts, three of his eight three-point attempts and seven of his nine free throws, finishing with 40 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and two turnovers in a game-high 45 minutes.

He now has six career triple-doubles in the Finals, trailing only Magic Johnson (eight) for the most in league history, with no other player having recorded more than two, per Elias Sports Bureau (via NBA.com/Stats).

James is averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists through the first five games of the ongoing Finals, giving him a reasonable shot to average a triple-double for the series if he can just pick up some extra dimes over the last game or two.

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When Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton snagged third base in the 10th inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs, he became the first player to steal five bases in a game since Jacoby Ellsbury on May 30, 2013, per ESPN Stats & Info.

In fact, Hamilton recorded just the 23rd game in which a player had five or more steals in major league history, dating back to 1914, per Baseball-Reference.com. He did so despite reaching base just three times in the contest, making his feat more impressive than that of many of the other players who did it previously.

What's more, the final stolen base gave him 100 for his career in just 219 games, making him the third-quickest to reach the milestone, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). Only Vince Coleman (135) and Tim Raines (162) required fewer games to reach the century mark.

Hamilton began the campaign as Cincinnati's leadoff hitter because of his speed on the basepaths, and he has hit in that spot 33 games this season. However, his inability to reach base consistently led to a drop in the order late in May, and he's now hit at the very bottom 18 times.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer may have fallen short of a perfect game, but he still managed to set a Nationals record with his 16 strikeouts in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Although the 16 punchouts is a record since the team moved to Washington in 2005, Bill Gullickson struck out 18 batters in a game for the Montreal Expos in 1980.

Franchise record or not, Scherzer's performance was arguably the finest by any pitcher so far this season, as it joined Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter from last year as the only outings in the last three seasons to get a Bill James Game Score of 100, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Scherzer allowed just one hit and one walk in the complete-game shutout, falling nine outs shy of a perfect game.