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San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Heston threw an unusual no-hitter in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the New York Mets, becoming the first player in major league history to hit three batters in a no-no, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The 27-year-old right-hander turned in a truly remarkable performance, needing just 110 pitches to make it through the game even though he struck out 11 batters, including the last three he faced.

Despite what the three hit batsmen might suggest, Heston otherwise had surprisingly excellent control, allowing zero walks on the night.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, he's the "first rookie to throw a no-hitter since Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz in 2007."

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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit the 536th home run of his career during Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, tying Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time list, per MLB Milestones.

Pujols' historic blast came with the bases empty in the top of the fifth inning, when he hit a line drive a few rows into the right field stands off of Rays pitcher Nate Karns, giving the Angels a 5-0 lead.

It was Pujols' eighth home run in his last 11 games, after he managed just eight through his first 44 games of the season.

He also has 12 runs and 13 RBI over the 11-game stretch, which has seen him improve his season-long slash line from .235/.284/.418 all the way to .268/.317/.531.

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When New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia struck out Los Angeles Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella in the fifth inning of Sunday's game, the big lefty became just the 11th player in major league history to reach 2,500 career strikeouts before the end of his age-34 season, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Sabathia, who will turn 35 on July 21, finished the game with seven strikeouts over six innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk to pick up his third win of the season.

He now has 2,501 strikeouts in his career, putting him 67 ahead of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett (2,434) for first place on the list among active players.

Among players both active and retired, Sabathia is one of 31 pitchers with 2,500 or more career strikeouts.

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer set an MLB record in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, becoming the first player (since at least 1914) to record double-digit strikeouts and no walks in three consecutive starts, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Archer gave up one unearned run on six hits over seven innings, striking out 11 batters as he improved to 7-4 on the season.

He previously had 12 strikeouts and no walks over eight innings against the Mariners on May 27 and then matched a franchise record with 15 strikeouts—again without surrendering a walk—last Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Over his last three outings, the 26-year-old breakout star has 38 strikeouts and no walks, having allowed just two runs (one earned) over 23 innings.

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Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez tossed a shutout in Friday's 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals and set a franchise record by starting his career with 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Despite striking out just two batters, Gonzalez held the Royals to three hits and two walks over nine innings, needing 116 pitches to go the distance in his second major league start.

He previously tossed 5.2 scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox in his MLB debut last Saturday, striking out two batters while allowing two hits and five walks.

Now 2-0 through his first two big league appearances, the 23-year-old Gonzalez has found success by keeping the ball on the ground, owning a 57.1 percent ground-ball rate, per FanGraphs.

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had an historic game in Friday's 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels, taking sole possession of second place on the all-time RBI list, along with sole possession of eighth place on the all-time runs list, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Previously even with Barry Bonds at 1,996 career RBI, Rodriguez broke the tie with a single off of Angels pitcher Jered Weaver in the fifth inning, giving the Yankees a 5-0 lead when outfielder Brett Gardner crossed home plate.

Oddly enough, while he's third on the list provided by MLB.com, Rodriguez is technically considered by MLB to be in second place on the official all-time list, as the RBI only became an official stat in 1920.

Per Yahoo Sports' Mark Townsend, both Ruth and Cap Anson would have more RBI than Rodriguez if the stat had been official prior to 1920, though Anson is only listed 11th on the list provided by MLB.com, while Ruth is second.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James set a new personal best for the NBA Finals with his 44 points in Thursday's 108-100 Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors, per NBA.com/Stats.

While he needed 38 field-goal attempts and 10 free-throw attempts to get there, James also contributed eight rebounds and six assists in the overtime loss, with only four turnovers despite his sky-high usage rate.

His previous personal best for the NBA Finals was 37 points, achieved in Game 7 of the unforgettable 2013 Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, per Basketball-Reference.com.

While Thursday's showing won't join that one as one of the signature performances of James' career, it was still an impressive efforteven as his Cavs were held scoreless in the overtime period until he made a meaningless layup with nine seconds left.

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When Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson hit a home run off Colorado Rockies pitcher Scott Oberg in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game, he became the first Dodgers rookie to go deep in five straight games, per Sportsnet Stats, and just the fourth player in franchise history dating back to 1900, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Along with those achievements, the five home runs also represent the most ever for a Dodgers rookie over a five-game span, per MLB Stat of the Day.

The 23-year-old Pederson definitely benefited from playing the last four contests in the thin air of Denver, but the games account for just four of his 17 home runs on the season. However, the four-game series has boosted his start to the month of June, accounting for eight RBI and six runs.

Pederson's home runs haven't been cheap, with nine of them traveling over 425 feet, the most of that distance in the majors this season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Texas Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo hit a solo home run off of Chicago White Sox pitcher Zach Duke in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 9-2 loss, becoming the first player in franchise history to homer in both of his first two games, per MLB Stat of the Day.

While the blast was meaningless in terms of helping the Rangers win, it was a nice way for Gallo to finish his evening, after his first three at-bats resulted in strikeouts at the hands of White Sox ace Chris Sale, who fanned 13 batters and allowed just three hits over seven scoreless innings.

The 21-year-old Gallo had an easier time of things in his MLB debut Tuesday against the White Sox, as he managed three hits in four at-bats with a home run, a double, four RBI, three runs and a walk, helping his team to a 15-2 win.

While things obviously won't always be so easy, Gallo has already shown a glimpse of why his future is so bright.