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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols used a big game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday to move past Frank Robinson for sole possession of 10th place on MLB's all-time list for extra-base hits, per MLB Stat of the Day on Twitter.

Pujols entered the game just one shy of Robinson (1,186) with 1,185 career extra-base hits, and the 36-year-old slugger didn't waste any time getting started, smashing a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning off White Sox starting pitcher Jacob Turner.

Although Turner did settle down for the next few frames, Pujols struck again with another two-run homer in his second at-bat, giving the Angels a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.

The advantage eventually grew to 8-1 in the fifth, with the Angels chasing Turner behind Pujols' pair of homers in addition to a trio of RBI doubles.

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The Washington Nationals played an 18-inning marathon against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, marking the franchise's longest regular-season game since 1989, back when the team was still known as the Montreal Expos, per ESPN Stats & Info.

With right-handed ace Max Scherzer taking the hill at home against Pirates rookie Chad Kuhl, it appeared the Nationals would have a significant advantage in Sunday's contest as they tried to complete a three-game sweep coming out of the All-Star break.

However, Kuhl had different plans entirely, striking out five batters and allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings, eventually exiting with a 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI double from outfielder Starling Marte in the top of the sixth.

Scherzer otherwise held the Pirates scoreless over his seven frames, as he struck out seven batters while allowing six hits, a walk and the one run.

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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane became the first American-born player to win the NHL's most prestigious individual award, the Hart Trophy, since Billy Burch last accomplished the feat in 1925, per Sportsnet Stats.

The league's newly deemed most valuable player led the NHL in points (106) and finished second in goals scored (46). When Burch won the award 91 years ago, he totaled 27 points (20 goals and seven assists) in 27 games for the Hamilton Tigers.

According to Sportsnet Stats, Kane accumulated 121 of 150 possible first-place votes. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn received 11 and eight first-place votes, respectively. 

Kane's honor also snapped a 48-year franchise drought without the trophy. The American standout became the first Blackhawk to claim the trophy since Stan Mikita in 1968, per Sportsnet Stats.

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Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the first-ever footballer to record a goal in four different UEFA European Championships when he found the back of the net during Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Hungary, per ESPN Stats & Info.

One of the world's greatest stars perhaps came into Wednesday's game eager to reassert his dominance. His sustained success over the soccer landscape for the past decade apparently not enough, Ronaldo had endured some criticism for his seemingly absent performances in the early stages of group play. 

But when his team needed him most, Ronaldo answered.

In the 50th minute, Ronaldo finessed an incoming cross with his right heel from about eight yards out to equal the score at 2-2.

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada held the Arizona Diamondbacks to two hits over six innings in Tuesday's 4-2 loss, becoming the first pitcher in MLB history to record 11 consecutive starts with six or more innings pitched and five or fewer hits allowed, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, the Diamondbacks still managed to score three runs (all earned) off of Estrada, who struck out eight batters and allowed three walks.

Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann had an RBI single in the third inning, and outfielder Yasmany Tomas added a two-run homer in the fourth.

Estrada thus saw his record drop to 5-3 despite setting a rather obscure MLB record.

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Argentina forward Lionel Messi scored the 55th international goal of his career during Tuesday's 4-0 win over the United States in the Copa America semi-final, breaking a tie with Gabriel Batistuta as the all-time leading goalscorer in Argentina history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

But first, La Albiceleste took a 1-0 lead in the third minute when Messi sent a perfect aerial through ball to forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, who knocked it home with his head for the early advantage.

Argentina continued to dominate possession throughout the first half, eventually earning a free-kick from 30 yards out in the 32nd minute.

In typical fashion, Messi sent a perfect shot into the top-right corner past U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who had a night that he'd probably like to forget.

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The Chicago Cubs starting rotation enters Tuesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a cumulative 2.34 ERA, which would be the lowest combined mark by any team's starters since 1919, per MLB Stat of the Day.

No starting rotation has finished a season with an ERA below 2.50 since 1981, when the Houston Astros rotation posted a 2.43 mark during a strike-shortened season, per Christopher Kamka of CSN Chicago. 

Good health has been a large part of the equation, with Chicago using just five starters all season, as Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel have each started either 13 or 14 games.

Arrieta leads the way in terms of record (11-1), ERA (1.74), WHIP (0.95) and strikeouts (101), with Lackey holding the lead for innings pitched (94.0), just a smidge ahead of Arrieta's 93.0 and Lester's 91.2.

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The Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins played an interesting contest Monday night, setting an MLB record for most home runs (eight) in a game in which all the runs were scored on solo homers, per MLB.com.

The Rockiesled by a pair of blasts from first baseman Mark Reynolds and one apiece from outfielder Charlie Blackmon, shortstop Trevor Story and catcher Nick Hundley—pulled out a 5-3 victory.

Story, Reynolds and Hundley all went deep off of Marlins starter Paul Clemens in the second inning, with the latter two going back-to-back.

This was after the Marlins hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the first, meaning there were five solo home runs within the first inning-and-a-half.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen earned his 162nd career save in Monday's 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals, and he passed Eric Gagne to take sole possession of first place atop the franchise's all-time saves list, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Monday's game was expected to feature a duel between Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw and Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, but the latter was scratched from his start due to an upper back strain, per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.

Yusmeiro Petit replaced Strasburg, and the 31-year-old Venezuelan struck out five batters and allowed three runs over six innings to notch a quality start, yet he was unsurprisingly outdueled by Kershaw.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner tossed seven strong innings, fanning eight batters while allowing one run on six hits.

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera moved into the top 50 of MLB's all-time home runs list Monday night, hitting a two-run homer off of Seattle Mariners pitcher Nathan Karns in the first inning of an eventual 8-7 Tigers victory, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Cabrera did the deed with a mammoth 454-foot blast to center field, giving him 423 career home runs, tied with Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre for 49th place on the all-time homers list.

It was his third long ball in the last five games, which followed a 14-game stretch in which he didn't have any homers, though he still managed to keep his batting average right around .300 during that time.

In light of the recent hot streak, Cabrera's season-long numbers are starting to look more like what is typically expected, with the 33-year-old Venezuelan slugger boasting a .309 batting average, .382 on-base percentage and .543 slugging percentage through 70 games.