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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols owns 585 career home runs, placing him 10th on the all-time list with two more than notorious slugger Mark McGwire (583), per Baseball-Reference.com.

Nicknamed The Machine for his yearly consistency at the plate (also earning him a SportsCenter commercial), Pujols has played fewer than 100 games just once in his 16-year career—falling one game shy of the mark in 2013.

Pujols' accomplishments at the plate earned him Rookie of the Year honors in 2001 and three MVP awards (2005, 2008, 2009), but he wasn't a slouch defensively, either. The 36-year-old has taken home two Gold Gloves as well. 

While his age has finally caught up to him and forced him to serve the majority of his games at designated hitter for the Angels, it's just the first time in his career that's been the case.

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Just a few short months before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Usain Bolt had never even run the 100-meter race competitively.

Now, eight years later, the fastest man in the world is on the cusp of becoming the most decorated sprinter of all time.

Take a look at his ridiculous records and find out how Bolt can etch his name in the record books in Rio.

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With the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place Friday, all eyes are on Rio and a number of big-ticket American athletes.

Michael Phelps is poised to add to his established legend, but beyond the great swimmer, which other U.S. athletes are looking to etch their names in the International Olympic Committee record books?

Find out in this Records and Milestones video presented by Jim Beam.

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Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz has reached 50 career strikeouts faster than any major leaguer since at least 1893, needing just 25.1 innings to reach the mark, which he accomplished during Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Recently promoted to the closer's role, the 22-year-old Diaz picked up his first save Tuesday night, striking out three of the four batters he faced to finish out a come-from-behind victory after the Mariners rallied from a 4-0 deficit with a five-run eighth inning.

The Puerto Rican rookie right-hander has quickly established himself as one of baseball's most dominant relievers, now boasting a 1.73 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 52 strikeouts (and just eight walks) in 26 innings.

Diaz has struck out a whopping 46 percent of the batters he has faced, which ranks tops in MLB among all pitchers who have thrown 20 or more innings, though New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (44.3 percent) and Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (44.3) aren't too far behind—with both having already topped the 45-inning mark this season.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 36th double of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners, setting a new single-season record for doubles by a player age 40 or older, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The old record of 35 was set way back in 1930 by Hall of Famer Sam Rice, who was 40 years old throughout the entire season and ultimately ended up playing four more years.

The 40-year-old Ortiz announced prior to the season that this will be his final year, as he'll choose to go out on a high note rather than slowly fading out of baseball the way Rice and so many others have done.

Of course, it wouldn't be all that shocking if Ortiz were to eventually change his mind, as he enters Wednesday with a .316 batting average, .404 on-base percentage and .636 slugging percentage, not to mention 36 doubles, 25 home runs, 87 RBI and 50 runs.

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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano mashed his 50th extra-base hit of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox, per MLB Stat of the Day. He joins Carlos Lee, Albert Pujols and Eddie Mathews as one of just four players in major league history to begin his career with 12 straight seasons of 50 or more extra-base hits.

Even better, Cano's milestone hit came at the perfect time. His three-run, no-doubt homer to right-center field capped off a five-run eighth inning that propelled the Mariners to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory against a team they may end up battling for a wild-card spot.

Cano's 24 homers this season already represent his best total through three years in Seattle. And he's now on pace to hit 37 for the year, which would top his previous career-high mark of 33, set in 2012 during his second-to-last season with the New York Yankees.

He also has 25 doubles and a triple, putting him on pace to finish with 78 extra-base hits, which would be his best total since he had 82 in 2012.

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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista hit the 300th home run of his career during the third inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros, becoming the 10th active player with 300 or more homers, per Sportsnet Stats.

Bautista's line-drive shot over the left field fence broke a scoreless tie, accounting for one of the two runs Toronto managed against Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers, who was removed after just 4.2 innings due to what was later diagnosed as a mild elbow sprain, per Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle.

Tuesday's game could end up being a turning point in the American League wild-card race, as the Blue Jays eked out a one-run victory against a team they may battle for a playoff spot down the stretch, while the Astros will now be without the previously red-hot McCullers for at least a couple of weeks.

In any case, Bautista now ranks 10th on the all-time home runs list among active players, trailing Alex Rodriguez (696), Albert Pujols (580), David Ortiz (528), Miguel Cabrera (432), Adrian Beltre (429), Carlos Beltran (414), Mark Teixeira (403), Ryan Howard (371) and Prince Fielder (319).

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Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy set a franchise single-game record with his 16 strikeouts in Monday's 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, besting the old record of 15 that Zack Greinke established in 2009, per Sportsnet Stats.

The 27-year-old southpaw turned in one of the truly dominant outings of the 2016 campaign, allowing just one hit and one walk over eight scoreless innings. He only fell short of a complete game because all the strikeouts brought his pitch count up to 110 entering the ninth.

Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera calmly finished off the game with a three-up, three-down inning, boosting Duffy's record to a sterling 7-1 for the season.

Nearly as impressive as his strikeout total, Duffy induced a whopping 35 missed swings, tying Clayton Kershaw for the most by any pitcher in a single game over the last 15 years, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler turned in a historic performance during Monday's 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first rookie in franchise history to hit three home runs in a single game, per Sportsnet Stats.

The 23-year-old slugger connected for a trio of two-run home runs, coming in the first, third and sixth innings, which gave him a shot at the first four-homer game in franchise history.

Alas, Kepler grounded out and singled in his final two at-bats, finishing the night with four hits, six RBI and three runs.

He's one of just five players to hit three home runs in a game since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, joining Justin Morneau (2007), Tony Oliva (1973), Harmon Killebrew (1963) and Bob Allison (1963), per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre recorded the 2,873rd hit of his major league career during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals, moving into a tie with Babe Ruth for 43rd place on the all-time hits list, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Beltre otherwise had a rather ordinary day, with just a fourth-inning single in four at-bats, though he did spark a two-run rally that gave the Rangers with a commanding 4-1 lead.

While not quite at his peak form, the 37-year-old has remained productive in his 19th MLB season, putting up 16 home runs, 65 RBI and 54 runs in 99 games, with a .279 batting average, .333 on-base percentage and .455 slugging percentage.

Beltre is also still playing an excellent third base, which has arguably been his most consistent asset throughout a lengthy professional career.