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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.

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After recording the 2,000th and 2,001st RBI of his career over the weekend, New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez enters the week in search of his next milestone, needing just five more hits to become the 29th official member of the 3,000-hit club.

In addition to making him just the second player to officially record 2,000 career RBI, Rodriguez's two-run homer in Saturday's 9-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles gave him 2,995 hits for his career.

Following a hitless performance in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Orioles, Rodriguez will likely have to wait a couple of games before looking to reach 3,000. According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he will probably give A-Rod give the next couple of days off as the team travels to Florida for a two-game road series against the Miami Marlins starting Monday.

Having spent much of his childhood in the Miami area, the 39-year-old slugger would surely like to set the record close to home, but it appears that won't happen. 

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The Toronto Blue Jays stayed hot Sunday afternoon, crushing the Boston Red Sox by a score of 13-5 to match the franchise record of an 11-game winning streak, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Following three scoreless frames to start Sunday's game, the Blue Jays put up six in the fourth inning and four in the fifth inning, taking an early 10-0 lead at Fenway Park.

Although the Red Sox bounced back to score five runs in the bottom of the fifth, Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins essentially put the game away with a two-run double in the seventh after hitting a three-run homer earlier in the game.

It was easily the least dramatic victory in Toronto's three-game sweep of Boston, as the Blue Jays erased an 8-1 deficit Friday night and then won 5-4 in 11 innings Saturday.

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Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale set a franchise record in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the first pitcher in team history to record double-digit strikeouts in five consecutive starts, per the White Sox's official Twitter account.

Although brilliant yet again, Sale saw his record fall to 6-3 on the season after he surrendered just two runs on three hits and three walks over 6.2 innings, striking out 12 batters along the way.

He still became the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2001 to record 12 or more strikeouts in four consecutive outings, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Sale has recorded 51 strikeouts over that stretch of four starts, with 61 in his last five games.

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It wasn't enough to help his team avoid a sixth consecutive defeat, but Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz homered for a second straight day in Sunday's 13-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, moving himself into a tie with Hall of Famers Willie Stargell and Stan Musial for 29th place on the all-time home runs list, per MLB Milestones.

With the Red Sox already down 10-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Ortiz hit a three-run blast to deep right field off Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada, capping off a five-run frame that cut a 10-run deficit to five.

But Boston didn't score another run for the rest of the afternoon, eventually losing by eight runs to finish off an ugly three-game sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays.

Although he's off to arguably the worst start of his career this season, the 39-year-old Ortiz has at least been doing his part for the struggling Sox of late, with five hits, three home runs, four walks, seven RBI and five runs over the last four games.

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The Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to 10 games with Saturday's 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox, marking the fifth double-digit win streak in franchise history, per Sportsnet Stats.

Following Friday's remarkable comeback from an 8-1 deficit with the help of a nine-run seventh inning, Toronto again beat Boston in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays jumped out to an early 4-0 lead behind RBI singles from outfielder Kevin Pillar, second baseman Ryan Goins and shortstop Jose Reyes.

The Red Sox then tied things up at four, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, before designated hitter David Ortiz hit a game-tying solo home run off Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey to lead off the bottom of the sixth.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit the 474th home run of his career during Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, moving past Carlos Delgado for sole possession of 31st place on MLB's all-time home runs list, per MLB Milestones.

The Red Sox fought back from an early 4-0 deficit Saturday afternoon, eventually tying the game on Ortiz's emphatic blast to deep right field off of Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning.

The run was Boston's last of the game, as both bullpens dueled to a stalemate in the late innings until Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin provided the winning run on an 11th-inning solo homer off of Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes.

Although the Red Sox are stuck in a five-game losing streak, the 39-year-old Ortiz may finally be breaking out of his season-long slump with four hits, two home runs, four RBI, four runs and two walks over the last three games.