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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story finished April with 17 extra-base hits, joining Joe DiMaggio (23 in May 1936) and Albert Pujols (17 in April 2001) as the only players since 1900 to record 17 or more extra-base hits during the first calendar month of their respective careers, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).

One of the biggest surprises early in the season, the 23-year-old Story was never viewed as a top-notch prospect, and he might not have even made the big-league roster out of spring training if not for Jose Reyes' absence in the wake of a domestic violence allegation.

Nonetheless, Story made history by hitting seven home runs in the first six games of his career, with six of those long balls coming in the first four games.

He's slowed down considerably since the season's first week, yet still managed to break Pujols' National League record of eight home runs by a rookie in April.

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The Philadelphia Eagles selected former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, making him the first non-FBS quarterback to be drafted in the first round in eight years, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The last non-FBS quarterback to hear his name called during the first round of the draft was Delaware's Joe Flacco, who went 18th overall to the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. 

Wentz first jumped onto scouts' radars in 2014 when he threw for 3,111 yards with 25 touchdowns. During that same season, the 6'5", 237-pound freight train of a quarterback rushed for 642 yards and another six touchdowns.

Many critics have questioned how Wentz will transition from a non-FBS school to the NFL. Naturally, many of those critics also questioned Flacco's ability to do the same thing eight years ago.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta witnessed his home scoreless streak come to an end at 52.2 innings when he surrendered an RBI double to Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Alex Presley in the fifth inning of Thursday's eventual 7-2 Cubs victory, per Sportsnet Stats.

Arrieta's streak, unsurprisingly, is the longest of its kind by any Cubs pitcher in Wrigley Field history. 

Although Presley's RBI double was the only earned run charged to Arrieta on Thursday, the Cubs ace did walk four Brewers and allow three hits en route to his league-leading fifth win of the 2016 season.

Last year, he posted a 22-6 record to go along with a 1.77 ERA and 236 strikeouts on his way to winning the Cubs' first National League Cy Young Award since Greg Maddux in 1992.

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Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson caught fire over the final two contests of an opening-round series against the Houston Rockets, becoming the first player in NBA postseason history to drain seven three-pointers in consecutive games, per Elias Sports Bureau (via NBA History on Twitter).

Notably, this two-game effort came on the heels of an ugly Game 3 performance in which Thompson missed all seven of his shots from beyond the arc.

The Warriors, of course, are already quite familiar with historic performances from downtown, as Thompson and fellow guard Stephen Curry have been prolific in recent seasons.

In Game 2 of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, Thompson drained eight shots from distance, tied for second most in NBA playoffs history in a single game.

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Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski recorded the 2,000th hit of his career during the second inning of Wednesday's 9-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox, becoming the first catcher to reach the 2,000-hit plateau since Ivan Rodriguez in 2004, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Pierzynski's milestone hit wasn't particularly noteworthy, as he merely deposited a one-out bloop single into left field off Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, allowing Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to advance from second base to third.

The next batter, Braves outfielder Kelly Johnson, singled Freeman home from third base to cut an early deficit to 2-1.

The Red Sox quickly responded with four runs in the bottom of the second inning, chasing Braves pitcher Bud Norris from the game after only four outs.

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hit his ninth home run of the season during Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, breaking Albert Pujols' National League record—set in 2001—for most home runs by a rookie in April, per MLB Stat of the Day.

One of the better stories from the season's first month, Colorado's 23-year-old shortstop hit a solo home run off Pirates pitcher Jon Niese in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game, providing the first run in an impressive rally from an early 7-0 deficit.

The Rockies eventually tied the game at 8-8 to force extra innings, but the Pirates ultimately emerged victorious thanks to a 12th-inning RBI double from shortstop Jordy Mercer.

Story finished the game with just the one hit in six at-bats, dropping his batting average to .241, which is the lowest it's been since his second at-bat of the season.

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At just 31 years of age, LeBron James has already had a prolific playoff career. And with his Cleveland Cavaliers currently steamrolling through the Eastern Conference, King James looks primed to continue rising through the record books.

Witness LeBron's incredible playoff accomplishments in the video above.

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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price made the most of Tuesday's favorable matchup against the woeful Atlanta Braves, matching his career-high mark of 14 strikeouts as the Red Sox cruised to an 11-4 victory, per Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Coming off an eight-run shelling in his previous outing, Boston's prized offseason acquisition overcame a shaky start to Tuesday's game, eventually holding Atlanta scoreless from the fifth through eighth innings after surrendering two runs through the first four frames.

Price held the Braves to two runs on six hits and two walks, ultimately exiting with a 6-2 lead after eight innings and 114 pitches, having struck out each of the last five batters he faced.

The Red Sox then added five runs in the top of the ninth to ensure the lefty improved to 3-0 in spite of his 5.76 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen broke out of his slump in a big way Tuesday night, recording the second three-homer game of his career in a 9-4 win over the Colorado Rockies, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Taking advantage of the altitude at Coors Field, the 29-year-old superstar hit no-doubt solo home runs to left-center field in the first and second innings, getting the best of Rockies starting pitcher Christian Bergman both times.

Following a fourth-inning groundout, McCutchen made the most of his fourth at-bat against Bergman, sneaking a line-drive, three-run home run just barely over the right field fence to give the Pirates a commanding 7-3 lead.

McCutchen later had a chance to make it four homers, but he was retired by Rockies reliever Scott Oberg on a harmless groundout for the second out of the eighth inning.

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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano reached the 1,000-RBI milestone with a bang, driving in six runs during Tuesday's 11-1 win over the Houston Astros, per MLB Stat of the Day.

He entered the contest with 998 career RBI and needed just two more to become the 281st player (and 12th active player) with 1,000-plus.

After making outs in his first two at-bats, Cano stepped up to the plate against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning, and he promptly delivered a two-run single that gave him exactly 1,000 RBI, in addition to giving his team a 5-0 lead.

Not yet done, Seattle's star second baseman put the game away in the seventh inning with a grand slam to right-center field off of Astros relief pitcher Michael Feliz.