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Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy set a franchise single-game record with his 16 strikeouts in Monday's 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, besting the old record of 15 that Zack Greinke established in 2009, per Sportsnet Stats.

The 27-year-old southpaw turned in one of the truly dominant outings of the 2016 campaign, allowing just one hit and one walk over eight scoreless innings. He only fell short of a complete game because all the strikeouts brought his pitch count up to 110 entering the ninth.

Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera calmly finished off the game with a three-up, three-down inning, boosting Duffy's record to a sterling 7-1 for the season.

Nearly as impressive as his strikeout total, Duffy induced a whopping 35 missed swings, tying Clayton Kershaw for the most by any pitcher in a single game over the last 15 years, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler turned in a historic performance during Monday's 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to hit three home runs in a single game, per Sportsnet Stats.

The 23-year-old slugger connected for a trio of two-run home runs, coming in the first, third and sixth innings, which gave him a shot at the first four-homer game in franchise history.

Alas, Kepler grounded out and singled in his final two at-bats, finishing the night with four hits, six RBI and three runs.

He's one of just five players to hit three home runs in a game since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, joining Justin Morneau (2007), Tony Oliva (1973), Harmon Killebrew (1963) and Bob Allison (1963), per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre recorded the 2,873rd hit of his major league career during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals, moving into a tie with Babe Ruth for 43rd place on the all-time hits list, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Beltre otherwise had a rather ordinary day, with just a fourth-inning single in four at-bats, though he did spark a two-run rally that gave the Rangers with a commanding 4-1 lead.

While not quite at his peak form, the 37-year-old has remained productive in his 19th MLB season, putting up 16 home runs, 65 RBI and 54 runs in 99 games, with a .279 batting average, .333 on-base percentage and .455 slugging percentage.

Beltre is also still playing an excellent third base, which has arguably been his most consistent asset throughout a lengthy professional career.

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Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa earned the 100th win of his career over the weekend by picking up the victory in Saturday's 7-2 drubbing of the New York Mets, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

He allowed two runs (both earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings, also striking out four batters in a solid performance that pushed his record to 7-7 for the season.

De La Rosa's 5.51 ERA and 1.60 WHIP suggest he's rather fortunate to have as many wins as losses, even after considering that six of his 15 starts (and all three of his relief appearances) have come at Coors Field.

In fact, the 35-year-old southpaw actually has a reputation for having mastered his difficult home ballpark, as he posted a 3.59 home ERA (235.2 innings) and 4.21 road ERA (265.1 innings) from 2013 to 2015.

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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols hit his 20th home run of the season during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox, becoming the 17th player in MLB history to record 15 or more seasons with 20 or more home runs, per Sportsnet Stats.

This one took the aging slugger a bit longer than usual, as the 36-year-old is still only on pace to finish the season with 31 home runs, which would represent the fourth-worst single-season total of his 16-year career.

Pujols fell shy of 31 in three of his first four seasons with the Angels after slugging at least 32 homers in each of his 11 years with the St. Louis Cardinals.

On a more optimistic note, the Hall of Famer has looked more like his old self of late, finishing July with six home runs, 31 RBI and a .297 batting average in 26 games.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez struck out in each of his four at-bats during Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the first batter in major league history to record a four-strikeout performance in both his teens and forties, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

The 41-year-old continues to struggle in what may be his last season, but Saturday's showing was notably bad even by the reduced standards, with Rodriguez seeing just 17 pitches in four at-bats while recording a golden Sombrero.

Rays starter Drew Smyly fanned Rodriguez three times, including on his final pitch of a six-inning, two-run performance that improved the lefty's record to a still-unsightly 3-11.

Rays relief pitcher Alex Colome later struck out Rodriguez to begin the ninth, eventually striking out the side to earn his 24th save of the year.

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Chicago White Sox first baseman Justin Morneau became the 14th active player to hit a home run against each of MLB's 30 franchises, finally crossing his longtime former team (the Minnesota Twins) off the list during Saturday's 6-5 victory, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Morneau began his career in Minnesota, playing for the Twins from 2003 until mid-2013, with his tenure notably including an MVP award in 2006 and a second-place finish in 2008.

Even after a few years spent traveling around the league, Morneau has still hit 90.9 percent (221 of 243) of his career home runs in a Minnesota uniform.

Between interleague play and his solid 2014 campaign for the Colorado Rockies, the aging slugger managed to cross all the National League teams off his home run list, leaving only his former squad as unfinished business.

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The Philadelphia Phillies accomplished an unusual feat during Saturday's 9-5 road win over the Atlanta Braves, sending all nine batters to the plate in the eighth inning without recording a single hit during the frame, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Entering the inning with a 5-3 lead, Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel drew a leadoff walk as a pinch hitter, and shortstop Freddy Galvis bunted into a fielder's choice that put Goeddel out at second and Galvis safe at first. 

After a walk by infielder Taylor Featherston and subsequent double steal, Braves reliever Hunter Cervenka intentionally walked second baseman Cesar Hernandez to load the bases.

Cervenka then walked outfielder Odubel Herrera to bring in the inning's first run, but the real damage occurred when the next two batters reached on errors, pushing the lead from 6-3 to 8-3 while still leaving the bases loaded with one out.

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The San Diego Padres lost 6-0 to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, marking the end of a National League record-tying streak of 25 consecutive games with at least one home run as a team, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The Padres eked out just five singles and a double in Friday's ugly home loss, allowing Reds starter Brandon Finnegan (six innings) to improve his record to 6-8 and ERA to 4.68.

Padres starter Edwin Jackson (1-2) took the loss, giving up six runs (all earned) on 10 hits and two walks over five innings.

The team needed just two more games to tie the all-time record of 27 straight games with a home run, set by a 2002 Texas Rangers squad that featured sluggers Alex Rodriguez (57 homers), Rafael Palmeiro (43) and Ivan Rodriguez (19 in 104 games).

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The Washington Nationals turned a triple play in Friday's 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants, marking the first time the franchise has done so since moving from Montreal to Washington in 2005, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The Montreal Expos last had one on September 9, 2002, leaving the franchise with a drought that lasted nearly 14 years.

Friday's triple play was a great way to start, as it erased a bases-loaded, no-out rally in the eighth inning of a three-run game against a team the Nationals could very well end up fighting for playoff position.

It was also unique for the way it was turned, with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman catching a low line drive and stepping on the bag before firing over to third baseman Anthony Rendon for the first 3-3-5 triple play in MLB history, per MLB on Twitter.