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The St. Louis Cardinals set a new MLB record during Friday's 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, becoming the first team ever to hit three pinch-hit home runs in a single game, per MLB Stat of the Day on Twitter.

St. Louis actually got off to a poor start in the contest, with starting pitcher Jaime Garcia allowing four runs—including three with two outs—in the bottom of the third inning thanks to five singles and an intentional walk. 

The Cardinals did bounce back to score three runs in the top of the fourth, but the game was stuck at 4-3 until the top of the seventh, when outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker came in to pinch hit for Garcia and responded with a game-tying solo home run.

A 28-year-old rookie, Hazelbaker now has two home runs and three hits through the first six at-bats of his career.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling enjoyed a memorable MLB debut Friday against the San Francisco Giants, becoming the first pitcher in the modern era to toss more than five innings without allowing any hits in the first game of his career, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

The 26-year-old righty—who previously hadn't pitched above the Double-A level—was a surprise addition to the Dodgers' starting rotation after injuries eliminated a slew of more qualified candidates.

Undeterred by his lack of experience, Stripling held the Giants hitless over 7.1 innings in Friday's game, only to be removed by manager Dave Roberts after allowing a one-out walk to Giants outfielder Angel Pagan in the eighth inning.

Though he'll undoubtedly be criticized, Roberts made a perfectly defensible move, as Stripling's pitch count sat at exactly 100, marking an uptick of 20 from his final spring training appearance.

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The Golden State Warriors made their 1,000th three-point shot of the season during Sunday's 136-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, further extending their NBA single-season record for most three-pointers made by a team, per NBA.com/Stats on Twitter.

Fittingly enough, reigning MVP Stephen Curry made the milestone shot. He sunk nine of his 13 shots from beyond the arc in a game that was closer than the final score would seem to indicate.

Curry has once again bested his own record for most three-pointers made by an individual in a season, having made 378 of his 823 attempts (45.9) from distance.

With fellow guard Klay Thompson adding another 262, the Golden State starting backcourt has combined for 640 three-pointers made, which is more than 14 teams have as a whole.

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Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum reached 400 combined three-pointers made for the season during Sunday's 136-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors, joining Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as the only teammates to sink 400-plus treys in a single campaign, per the Trail Blazers PR Twitter account.

Curry and Thompson have accomplished the feat four years running, each time establishing a new NBA record for most combined three-pointers by a pair of teammates.

Incredibly, the Splash Brothers have already sunk 640 threes this season, putting them 237 ahead of Portland's prolific duo.

Lillard did his part in Sunday's game, making four of his nine three-point attempts, whereas McCollum only converted two of his six tries from beyond the arc.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant played his 596th career regular-season game at Staples Center on Sunday, breaking Hakeem Olajuwon's record for the most NBA games played at one venue, per the Lakers' official Twitter account.

Olajuwon played all but one of his 18 NBA seasons with the Houston Rockets, making 595 appearances at The Summit, which is now the main facility for Lakewood Church.

Bryant turned in a worthy performance in Sunday's record-breaking appearance, putting up 34 points, four rebounds, an assist and three steals over 33 minutes against the rival Boston Celtics.

He only made 11 of his 28 field-goal attempts, four of his 11 three-point attempts and eight of his 10 free throws, but he did avoid turning the ball over for just the 11th time in 60 games this season, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

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Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol reached a milestone during Saturday's 94-90 loss to the Detroit Pistons, as he became the 38th player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career rebounds, per NBA.com/Stats.

He finished the contest with 16 points, 14 boards, four blocks and three assists in 34 minutes, though he only made seven of his 19 field-goal attempts in a crucial game for the injury-marred Bulls.

With guard Derrick Rose sidelined by an elbow injury and forward Taj Gibson out with a rib injury, Chicago had no choice but to lean heavily on Gasol and guard Jimmy Butler, who responded with the first triple-double of his career: 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists over 39 minutes.

While their two stars got the job done, the Bulls had just one other player score in double figures, with reserve guard Aaron Brooks (14 points in 16 minutes) doing the honors.

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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler had 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists in Saturday's 94-90 loss to the Detroit Pistons, earning the first triple-double of his five-year NBA career, per ESPN Stats & Info.

With fellow guard Derrick Rose sidelined by an elbow issue, Butler had to carry an injury-marred Bulls team that badly needed a victory in Saturday's game against a Pistons squad that is also competing for one of the final two spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Though it wasn't enough to earn a victory, Butler posted a gaudy stat line that also included three steals, two blocks and three turnovers.

However, he wasn't particularly efficient with his shots, making just 10 of his 25 field-goal attempts, one of his seven three-point attempts and seven of his eight free throws.

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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard established a new career-high mark for scoring Saturday night, putting up 33 points in a 102-95 win over the Toronto Raptors, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Facing a Toronto squad that rested star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs had a surprisingly difficult time earning their 48th consecutive home victory, with the Raptors keeping things close all night behind double-digit scoring performances from six different players.

Though all but locked in as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, the Spurs opted to play all of their regular starters, needing just three more wins to become the first team to finish a full season without any losses at home.

San Antonio now needs just two more wins to achieve the feat thanks in no small part to Leonard, who made 10 of his 17 field-goal attempts, two of his five three-point tries and all 11 of his free throws.

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The San Antonio Spurs picked up their 64th victory of the 2015-16 campaign Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors, and they set a new franchise record for most wins in a season, per the Spurs' official Twitter account.

Led by a career-high 33 points from forward Kawhi Leonard, along with 31 points from forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs eked out a 102-95 victory against a Toronto squad that rested star guards Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.

Now boasting a 48-game home winning streak that dates back to March 12, 2015, the Spurs need just two more victories to become the first team in NBA history to finish a season without any losses at home.

Finishing things off won't be an easy task, however, as San Antonio's final two home games will be played against the Golden State Warriors (April 10) and Oklahoma City Thunder (April 12)—the two biggest threats to eliminate the Spurs from the Western Conference playoffs.

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After passing Dominique Wilkins for 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James moved up another notch Friday, surpassing Oscar Robertson for sole possession of 11th place during a 110-108 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks, per NBA.com/Stats on Twitter.

James finished the contest with 29 points, 16 boards, nine assists, a block, three steals and three turnovers in 44 minutes, narrowly missing out on what would have been his fourth triple-double of the season and third in the past two weeks.

He now has 26,718 career points, putting him eight clear of Robertson (26,710) and 50 ahead of Wilkins (26,668).

James will have to wait until next season to move further up the list, as 10th-place Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946) sits 228 points away, with only six games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule.