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Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki collected a pinch-hit single during the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, bumping him up to 2,950 hits for his career.

Even more impressive, Suzuki started his career in Japan at the age of 18, playing nine seasons with Orix of the Japan Pacific League before finally joining MLB in 2001 as a 27-year-old with the Seattle Mariners. 

As a rookie, he led the league in hits (242), stolen bases (56) and batting average (.350), earning not only an American League Rookie of the Year award but also AL MVP honors. He even took home the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards and was named as a starter for the All-Star Game.

Suzuki's first season started an incredible run of individual achievements, including 10 straight All-Star Game appearances and 10 straight Gold Gloves as well as three Silver Slugger awards.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry continued to rewrite the NBA record book during Monday’s 108-102 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, this time by becoming the first player in NBA history to make a three-pointer in 45 straight playoff games, per NBA on Twitter.

Previously, the record belonged to Reggie Miller, whose own 44-game streak commenced May 13, 1995, on a night the Indiana Pacers toppled the New York Knicks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Nearly five years later, on May 1, 2000, the Hall of Famer failed to convert both of his shot attempts from beyond the arc in a first-round loss to a Milwaukee Bucks team that was led by another legendary sharpshooter, Ray Allen.

Fast-forward to April 20, 2013, when the Warriors faced the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of a first-round series. Curry made four three-pointers in the contest, and he's made at least one in each of his subsequent 44 playoff appearances.

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New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran hit his 400th career home run during Sunday's 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox, joining Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray and Chipper Jones as the only switch-hitters in MLB history with 400 or more homers, per MLB Stat of the Day.

The 39-year-old outfielder picked a nice time for his milestone blast, with his two-run homer off White Sox relief pitcher Zach Duke giving the Yankees a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Beltran hit the long ball from the right side of the plate, giving him 116 homers (29 percent) as a right-handed batter compared to 284 (71 percent) as a left-handed batter.

Of course, he's only taken 2,711 of his 10,069 career plate appearances (26.9 percent) from the right side, as the majority of pitchers are right-handed.

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We may have seen the last of Tim Duncan's NBA career, as the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the Western Conference playoffs Thursday night. Yet his playoff dominance over his 19-year career will live on forever, with his postseason numbers nothing short of legendary.

Learn about the postseason legend that is Tim Duncan in the video above.

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had an enjoyable night at the plate in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and joined Walt Terrell (1983) as the only pitchers in Mets franchise history to hit multiple home runs in a game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Syndergaard started the scoring with a solo home run off Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda in the top of the third inning, but the Dodgers then fought back to take a 2-1 lead courtesy of solo homers from shortstop Corey Seager (third inning) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (fourth inning).

Unfazed, the 23-year-old Syndergaard stepped up to the plate with a pair of runners on base in the fifth inning, and he proceeded to hit the ball over the left-center field fence to give his team a 4-2 lead.

He thus became the first pitcher to homer twice in an MLB game since Micah Owings accomplished the feat in 2007 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, per Sportsnet Stats.

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The Boston Red Sox scored 13 or more runs in each contest of a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, becoming the first team since the 1999 Cleveland Indians to plate 13-plus runs in three consecutive games, per ESPN Stats & Info.

After losing two of three games to the rival New York Yankees in a weekend series in the Bronx, the Red Sox returned home and beat the Athletics by scores of 14-7 (Monday), 13-5 (Tuesday) and 13-3 (Wednesday).

According to MLB Stat of the Day, the Red Sox had previously never scored 13-plus runs in three straight games, despite being one of the oldest franchises in baseball.

It obviously takes a team effort to sustain that kind of production throughout a series, but there were still a few notable standouts, including 26-year-old outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who had eight hits, three home runs and 13 RBI over the course of the three-game set.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer enjoyed a historic outing in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, becoming just the fourth player in major league history to strike out 20 batters in a single game, per MLB Stat of the Day.

In addition to the record-tying strikeout total, he held his former team to two runs on six hits over nine innings, with both runs coming via solo homers—one from Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez and the other from shortstop Jose Iglesias.

Six Detroit players had multiple strikeouts, with five of those (including star first baseman Miguel Cabrera) going down by way of the K three times.

Scherzer joined Roger Clemens (twice), Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson as the only players to strike out 20 batters in a contest, also breaking Bill Gullickson's Montreal Expos/Nationals single-game franchise record of 18 strikeouts (1980), per Sportsnet Stats.

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez earned the 146th win of his career on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays, passing Jamie Moyer to take sole possession of first place on the all-time franchise wins list, per Sportsnet Stats.

Now in his 12th MLB season, the 30-year-old righty had an ordinary game by his own lofty standards, limiting the struggling Tampa Bay lineup to two runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings but with only four strikeouts.

Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte provided most of his team's offense, recording four hits—including two doubles and a homer—in five at-bats, accounting for three runs and three RBI in the process.

Marte also provided the game's pivotal moment when he broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning with his three-run homer off Rays reliever Steven Geltz, who had inherited both runners from fellow reliever Dana Eveland, the losing pitcher in the contest.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry just had a fantastic 24 hours. First, he set an NBA record with 17 points in the overtime period of Monday's win over the Portland Trail Blazers, as the NBA shared on Twitter. Then Curry was named the first unanimous MVP in league history, the NBA announced Tuesday afternoon.

After missing the first three games of his team's Western Conference Semifinals series with a sprained knee, Curry returned to play Game 4 off the bench, eventually finishing with 40 points, nine rebounds and eight assists over 37 minutes in a 132-125 overtime win.

He scored 17 of Golden State's 21 points during Monday's overtime period, breaking the previous NBA record of 16—set by Gilbert Arenas in a regular-season game with the Washington Wizards in December 2006, per NBA.com/Stats.

Furthermore, Curry became the first player to score 40 or more points off the bench in a playoff game since Nick Van Exel did so in 2003, per Sportsnet Stats.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were unstoppable from beyond the arc during a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, falling just two three-pointers shy of the all-time record for an NBA playoffs series, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Cleveland remarkably made 77 of its 152 three-point attempts (50.7 percent) over four games against Atlanta, nearly matching the NBA single-series record of 79 that was, coincidentally, set by the 2013-14 Hawks in a seven-game first-round clash with the Indiana Pacers.

The Cavaliers easily set a new mark for most three-pointers made in a four-game series, besting their own output of 57 from a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons, per NBA History on Twitter.

Furthermore, Cleveland sunk 15 or more treys in every game of the series, thereby becoming the first NBA team to record 15-plus three-pointers made in four consecutive games—be it in the playoffs or regular season, per ESPN Stats & Info.